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IMMUNIZATION NEWS
July 10, 2018
CDC’s ACIP discusses vaccines for influenza, HPV, and more

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met in Atlanta on June 20–21 to review a variety of immunization topics, including influenza, HPV, and more. ACIP’s recommendations aren’t official until accepted by CDC and published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Complete…

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June 25, 2018
CDC reports Shingrix order limits, shipping delays

High levels of demand for Shingrix (herpes zoster vaccine) have led GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to implement order limits, and providers have experienced shipping delays, according to CDC.   “It is anticipated these order limits and shipping delays will continue throughout 2018,” CDC has reported on its…

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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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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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Pharmacists
Immunization Quick Reference Guide
Immunizations
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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.

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.