influenza vaccine

Practice update for flu vaccines and egg allergies (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a practice update published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology regarding egg allergies and administration of the influenza vaccine.
Flu vaccine recommendations for the 2016 - 2017 seasonEgg allergies are no longer a contraindication for influenza vaccination, but intranasal mists won’t be an alternative for the shot during this year’s flu season, either, according to new recommendations released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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.
First 4-strain flu vaccine availableFDA recently approved the first 4-strain, cell culture-derived, inactivated seasonal flu vaccine available in the United States. Flucelvax Quadrivalent influenza vaccine (Seqirus) helps protect against the 2 influenza A viruses and two B viruses recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the FDA for the current influenza season.
CDC updates recommendations for 2015-2016 flu seasonAfter a poor matchup to circulating viruses in the 2014-2015 season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new vaccine for this year, along with updated administration guidelines.
2015 pediatric immunization schedule issued
2015 pediatric immunization schedule issuedThe 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.
Formulary managers can help improve vaccination rates
Formulary managers can help improve vaccination ratesManaged care and hospital decision-makers are in a key position to “move the needle” at the system level on improving adult immunization coverage rates in the United States.
Flublok influenza vaccine now approved for adults 18 and olderFDA has approved Flublok (Protein Sciences) recombinant influenza vaccine for all adults aged 18 years and older. Previously, Flublok was indicated for adults aged 18 to 49 years.
Flu vaccine: What you need to knowThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that everybody aged 6 months and older receive an annual flu vaccine.
AAP issues 2014-2015 flu vaccine recommendationsA new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics outlines the academy’s influenza vaccination recommendations for the 2014-2015 flu season.