A pill-like device that pumps vaccine into the mouth may make syringes obsolete.
Vaccination and Immunization
Over 55 years, 450,000 people stayed alive and 200 million people stayed well in the United States because of vaccines.
The Army has made significant progress on the Zika vaccine in just 10 months. Details here.
A clinical study, recently begun in South Africa, is testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection.
Researchers found that estimated coverage for RV at 19 to 35 months of age lags behind the other vaccines recommended at ages two, four, and six.
The U.S. rate for adult flu vaccinations has not increased significantly because of retail pharmacy access.
The number of pharmacists providing vaccinations – both in the U.S. and around the world – is growing significantly.
Already, HHS has awarded around $433 million for Zika response and preparedness activities. In addition, the new Senate and House budget, passed in late September, contained $1.1 billion in Zika funding.
Good Neighbor Pharmacy stores in 19 states are now providing immunization services to patients without doctor’s prescriptions.