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Pharmacists help to combat meningococcal diseaseAs bacterial meningitis spikes in certain regions of the U.S. and with more schools recommending vaccination, some pharmacy chains are helping to combat the disease.
Top vaccination errors—and how to avoid them
Has HPV vaccine coverage stalled?
Has HPV vaccine coverage stalled?Despite significant annual increases in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage among adolescent girls during the period 2007 to 2011, coverage with at least 1 dose of the vaccine leveled off from 2011 to 2012 at about 53%, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Immunizations without prescriptions available at some Good Neighbor pharmacies
Immunizations without prescriptions available at some Good Neighbor pharmaciesGood Neighbor Pharmacy stores in 19 states are now providing immunization services to patients without doctor’s prescriptions.
FDA approves new 4-strain flu vaccine
FDA approves new 4-strain flu vaccineThe United States Food and Drug Administration approved a new quadrivalent version of a flu vaccine. At present, it is the only quadrivalent vaccine available for children as young as 6 months.
Measles risk for babies of MMR-vaccinated moms
Measles risk for babies of MMR-vaccinated momsBabies born to women who received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine lose their initial immunity to measles about 2 months sooner than babies born to women who have been naturally infected with the virus.
Risk of intussusception after rotavirus vaccine
Risk of intussusception after rotavirus vaccineA very low risk of intussusception exists after rotavirus vaccination, usually 3 to 6 days after the first vaccine dose, but the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks.
Zoster vaccine effective but underused in elderly
Zoster vaccine effective but underused in elderlyZoster vaccination was associated with a reduction in post-herpetic neuralgia among those who are aged 65 and older, according to a study, published in PLoS Medicine. However, they also found that the use of the shingles vaccine was also very low among certain population groups
Can immunization services protect your business as the push for wellness continues?
Can immunization services protect your business as the push for wellness continues?Immunization rates are so low for adults, the situation has hastened new calls from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for physicians to assess patient vaccination histories and intervene when appropriate to increase adherence.