The goal of this activity is to educate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about current vaccine recommendations so that they can identify adolescent and adult patients who may need vaccinations. Readers will also gain knowledge about where to obtain information about current vaccine recommendations.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe a microneedle patch they are jointly developing can reduce the spread of preventable diseases by making vaccinations easier to administer.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced the release of the 2015 recommended vaccination schedule for children and adolescents in a recent policy statement from the Academy’s Committee on Infectious Diseases.
Between January 1 and October 31 of this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 603 cases of measles in 22 states—the highest number since 1994—marking a striking resurgence of a disease that was declared eliminated in the United States in 2001.
How vaccines are presented to parents can increase their intention to vaccinate their children, according to a recent study on emphasizing the benefits of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to parents.