vaccinations

Top 10 Drug Topics Web Articles of 2017
Top 10 Drug Topics Web Articles of 2017Our 10 best articles, based on the number of views.
What Triggers Shingles?What causes the dormant Varicella zoster virus to erupt as shingles?
How population, community health goals overlapA new study found that distinguishing between population health and community health strategies can help health organizations define clear goals and earmark the right resources to accomplish them.
Physicians react to Trump’s new vaccination safety committee
Physicians react to Trump’s new vaccination safety committeeThe selection of vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., to head a national vaccination panel brought out some strong reactions from doctors.
HIV vaccine could be nail in coffin for diseaseA clinical study, recently begun in South Africa, is testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection.
How community pharmacies are affecting flu vaccine ratesThe U.S. rate for adult flu vaccinations has not increased significantly because of retail pharmacy access.
Expanding vaccination rates through pharmacist-initiated patient identification and assessment
Expanding vaccination rates through pharmacist-initiated patient identification and assessmentThe 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.
Flu vaccine could also protect from pneumoniaA new study finds that the risk for hospitalization for influenza pneumonia could be reduced through the influenza vaccine.
California eliminates many vaccination exemptionsCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill into law that eliminates religious and other personal exemptions some parents previously used to keep their children from getting vaccinations that prevent communicable diseases.
Pharmacists urge Texas legislators to expand vaccine accessPharmacists recently joined consumers and Texas businesses in urging state legislators to approve legislation that would authorize pharmacists to administer government-recommended vaccines to children 7 years and older.