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IMMUNIZATION NEWS
October 26, 2018
What to do if CDC’s ACIP makes a ‘permissive’ recommendation

Question: If CDC’s ACIP makes a “permissive” recommendation, does a pharmacist need a prescription to administer the vaccine? Answer: Many factors determine what a pharmacist is allowed to do, in addition to CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations. A permissive…

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October 26, 2018
Ask The Experts: Giving Shingrix to a patient also receiving an influenza vaccine

Question: Can Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine) be given to a patient also receiving an influenza vaccine? Answer: Shingrix (GlaxoSmithKline) is a recombinant zoster vaccine that contains an adjuvant. According to the CDC’s general best practice guidelines, recombinant and adjuvanted vaccines…

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Pharmacists
Herpes Zoster Vaccine Supply
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New! Update on Shingrix supply for Q4 2018 and 2019

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Do your healthy adult patients have questions about being vaccinated for herpes zoster (often known as shingles)? APhA helps you give your patients answers. According to CDC, Shingrix is the preferred shingles vaccine, but it’s in short supply this year. APhA recommends these 9 steps for your patients aged 50 years and older to find and get the shingles vaccine.

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Immunization Quick Reference Guide
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Download the Guide (Members Only)

The Immunization Quick Reference Guide was designed to enable certified immunizing pharmacists and student pharmacists to stay up-to-date on current vaccinations and guidelines and to help them answer questions from patients and other practitioners. 

This guide is created and updated by APhA’s Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APPM) Immunizing Pharmacists Special Interest Group (SIG). All information presented correlates to the vaccine recommendations of CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) and is current according to the date on the cover page. The guide is meant to be used as a reference only; pharmacists and student pharmacists are encouraged to review current ACIP guidelines for full, up-to-date information. (APhA Members Only)

Vaccination Resources for Everyday Use

Discover tools to help you identify patients eligible for vaccination and engage in meaningful discussions about disease prevention. Access a full array of downloadable and printable tools, including how to plan an immunization event, to assist with your proactive vaccination efforts.

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Aging and Immunity Guide for Pharmacists

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American College of Physicians (ACP), and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) partnered to develop a new guidebook on adult immunization. Funded by GSK, Aging and Immunity: The Important Role of Vaccines is a guide designed to help health care professionals understand the biological impact of aging on immunity and the value of vaccination as an effective tool in reducing the risk for vaccine-preventable diseases in older adults.