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March 27, 2018
Uncertainty on pneumococcal guidelines calls for pharmacy vaccination support

Results of a nationwide survey on pneumococcal vaccination exposed gaps in primary care physician (PCP) knowledge of the 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) adult pneumococcal vaccine recommendations. The study also showed that nearly all PCPs readily stock and recommend the…

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March 17, 2018
APhA2018 House of Delegates first session is a wrap

On Friday, delegates gathered at Music City Center in Nashville for the first session of the APhA House of Delegates during the 2018 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition.     APhA Speaker of the House of Delegates Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP, presided over the session. In his Speaker’s…

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March 6, 2018
ACIP’s February meeting focused on influenza, hepatitis, HPV, and more

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met in Atlanta on February 21–22, 2018, to discuss a variety of immunization topics, including influenza activity and use of the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) in the upcoming season, hepatitis B and A recommendations, and an…

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February 27, 2018
ACIP recommends LAIV for 2018-19 influenza season

On February 21, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to include the intranasal quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV; FluMist—MedImmune/AstraZeneca) in its recommendations for the 2018-19 influenza season. ACIP had recommended against using the vaccine this…

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Aging and Immunity Guide for Pharmacists

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American College of Physicians (ACP), and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) partnered to develop a new guidebook on adult immunization. Funded by GSK, Aging and Immunity: The Important Role of Vaccines is a guide designed to help health care professionals understand the biological impact of aging on immunity and the value of vaccination as an effective tool in reducing the risk for vaccine-preventable diseases in older adults.

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As a pharmacist you are on the front lines of patient care, and you can play a key role in engaging and informing your older patients about the dangers of flu, as well as the latest strategies for prevention. Be FLUent offers a series of tools and resources to help you lead the way in protecting adults age 65 years and older from flu.