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IMMUNIZATION NEWS
May 21, 2018
Pharmacy-based immunization services increase influenza, pneumococcal vaccination rates

Pharmacy-based immunization services have increased influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations by millions since immunizations became more commonplace in the community pharmacy setting, say researchers in a paper published online in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. In the study,…

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April 24, 2018
Celebrate pharmacists making a global impact during World Immunization Week

Pharmacists in the United States have established themselves as valuable members of the immunization neighborhood, and pharmacists across the world are following their lead. Still, as of 2016, global efforts to enhance uptake of immunization have stalled. World Immunization Week, an initiative led…

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March 27, 2018
Uncertainty on pneumococcal guidelines calls for pharmacy vaccination support

Results of a nationwide survey on pneumococcal vaccination exposed gaps in primary care physician (PCP) knowledge of the 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) adult pneumococcal vaccine recommendations. The study also showed that nearly all PCPs readily stock and recommend the…

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March 17, 2018
APhA2018 House of Delegates first session is a wrap

On Friday, delegates gathered at Music City Center in Nashville for the first session of the APhA House of Delegates during the 2018 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition.     APhA Speaker of the House of Delegates Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP, presided over the session. In his Speaker’s…

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Pharmacists
Focus On Herpes Zoster
Immunizations

Herpes zoster (often known as Shingles) is a vaccine-preventable disease and you can help your patients avoid contracting herpes zoster with the up-to-date information and preparation. Focus On Herpes Zoster, is a new, must-have reference for optimizing care in patients who are susceptible to herpes zoster. This comprehensive resource provides a broad overview of the disease, the specifics on vaccine options, and quick tips for counseling patients – all in a concise and easy to read format. Make sure you’re practicing with the latest information in vaccination.

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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.


 

As a pharmacist you are on the front lines of patient care, and you can play a key role in engaging and informing your older patients about the dangers of flu, as well as the latest strategies for prevention. Be FLUent offers a series of tools and resources to help you lead the way in protecting adults age 65 years and older from flu.