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February 27, 2018
February 27, 2018
On February 21, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to include the intranasal quadrivalent live attenuated influenza...
Committee reverses prior recommendations, approval rests with CDC director
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February 12, 2018
February 12, 2018
Pharmacists and other immunization providers should understand key differences between currently available herpes zoster vaccines: Shringrix (...
New tool helps keep pharmacists up to date on new and current vaccines
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December 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
The scope of pharmacists’ vaccination authority is expanding nationwide despite state-to-state variations in statutes and regulations, say...
JAPhA study: States starting to allow pharmacists to provide any ACIP-recommended vaccine
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October 31, 2017
October 31, 2017
CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met on October 25–26 in Atlanta to discuss the latest information on vaccines and...
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting includes information on herpes zoster vaccines, mumps-containing vaccines, 2018 immunization schedules, and more
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October 24, 2017
October 24, 2017
The hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County is being called one of the largest in U.S. history since the vaccine was introduced in the mid-1990s....
Everyone is being inundated with vaccine requests, Rafie says
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September 12, 2017
September 12, 2017
As influenza immunization season gets underway, a little brush-up on vaccination technique couldn’t hurt—especially because the National Vaccine...
Tips for injecting the right site at the right angle
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September 01, 2017
September 01, 2017
CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has published its recommendations for this season’s influenza immunization in the August...
Report includes updates and changes
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September 01, 2017
September 01, 2017
Pharmacist-led pneumococcal immunization education efforts may increase vaccination rates and decrease pneumococcal disease, according to a study...
JAPhA study: Education campaigns for providers and patients may also decrease disease rates
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August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017
Despite recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), adult vaccination rates in the United States remain low....
Pharmacists in APhA Foundation pilot study increased administered vaccines by 41.4%
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August 04, 2017
August 04, 2017
Almost a quarter of adults in the U.S. get their annual influenza vaccinations in pharmacy-based settings, according to a paper published online in...
JAPhA study suggests demographic differences in where adults are immunized
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October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017
APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Thomas E. Menighan, BSPharm, MBA, ScD (Hon), FAPhA, testified in a hearing about drug prices held by the...
Gag clauses, lack of provider status hinder cost-effective care, importation is no solution, APhA CEO says
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August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017
Tennessee saw major provider status legislation take effect on July 1. “Pharmacists as Providers” (HB 405/SB 461) gives Tennessee pharmacists formal...
‘Pharmacists as providers’ legislation went into effect July 1
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July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017
The Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives health care committee held a hearing on legislation that would expand the scope of practice...
Hearing held last month included testimony from pharmacists and physicians
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