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October 06, 2015
October 06, 2015
In a “Dear Pharmacists” letter from RADM Anne Schuchat, MD, Assistant Surgeon General and Principal Deputy Director, CDC, the CDC applauded the...
'Dear Pharmacists' letter applauds accomplishments over past 20 years
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September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015
More influenza vaccines are available this year than ever before, with at least 171 million doses produced and 40 million shipped. “There is enough...
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases holds annual press conference
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September 08, 2015
September 08, 2015
Most vaccine-related adverse events are rare. But reactions can occur, and some patients may experience serious events. To help patients obtain...
VICP, CICP are ‘no-fault’ programs as alternatives to costly lawsuits
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July 06, 2015
July 06, 2015
Unless it's medically necessary, parents in California will no longer be able to exempt their children from being vaccinated in order to attend...
California pharmacists support the legislation
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July 06, 2015
July 06, 2015
CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) met in Atlanta on June 24–25 to discuss vaccine recommendations. Complete minutes of the...
Summary of discussions from June 24–25 meeting
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June 09, 2015
June 09, 2015
Pharmacists and other health professionals face challenges in administering vaccines to adults as recommended by CDC's Advisory Committee on...
Agency provides information for pharmacists when FDA-approved vaccine package insert conflicts with ACIP recommendations
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March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015
Last week, APhA, along with four other national pharmacy organizations, submitted a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human...
Joint letter focuses on pharmacists’ role in increasing adult immunization rates
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March 02, 2015
March 02, 2015
CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) addressed recommendations for the use of new vaccines such as the meningococcal B and the 9...
Highlights summary of February 26 meeting
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January 13, 2015
January 13, 2015
Since 2006, when FDA approved the first vaccine for the prevention of certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), CDC’s Advisory Committee on...
New vaccine protects against five more HPV types
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January 08, 2015
January 08, 2015
Beginning February 2, 2015, CMS will cover a second dose of pneumococcal vaccine to align with updated recommendations from CDC’s Advisory Committee...
New CMS coverage requirements align with updated ACIP recommendations
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