Immunization

Kroger, Meijer Expand Flu Vaccine Services

September 26, 2020

Anticipating higher demand for the flu vaccine this season, many pharmacy chains are expanding their services.

HPV Vaccination Coverage Lags Behind 2020 Target Goal

September 23, 2020

A recent report looked at whether human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination coverage will meet the Healthy People 2020 goal.

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Enters Phase 3 Trial

September 23, 2020

Johnson & Johnson has launched its large-scale phase 3 trial for Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

US COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Strategy Unveiled

September 18, 2020

The Trump administration released its COVID-19 vaccine strategy, with pharmacies among the list of suggested providers for distribution.

Study Evaluates Americans’ Willingness to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

September 14, 2020

Survey responses indicated that almost 7 in 10 Americans are willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.

AstraZeneca Resumes COVID-19 Vaccine Trial After Safety Review

September 14, 2020

After a temporary pause, investigators have received the green light to resume clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine candidate AZD1222 following a safety review.

Albertsons Introduces Pharmacist-Provided Child Vaccination Services

September 10, 2020

Albertsons announced its pharmacies will begin to offer vaccinations to children 3 years and older nationwide.

HHS Permits Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

September 09, 2020

State-licensed pharmacists and pharmacy interns will be able to order and administer coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines under certain conditions.

NACDS Launches Vaccine Campaign as Flu Season Looms

September 02, 2020

NACDS is launching a nationwide awareness campaign on the importance of getting the flu vaccine this fall.

COVID-19 Vaccine AZD1222 Moves to US Phase 3 Trial

September 02, 2020

AstraZeneca’s investigational coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine candidate, AZD1222, has expanded into a phase 3 clinical trial.

US Shingles Vaccination Rate Jumps, But There Is Still Room for Improvement

September 01, 2020

New data show that the percentage of adults over the age of 60 years old who received the shingles vaccine has jumped from 6.7% in 2008 to 34.5% in 2018.

Survey: Most Pharmacies Polled Plan to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

August 31, 2020

A survey conducted by NCPA polled nearly 800 community pharmacy owners/managers on whether they plan to offer a COVID-19 vaccine in their pharmacies.

Study On Pharmacy Vaccination Rates Encourages Collaboration With Other Medical Providers

August 31, 2020

Results of a new study on immunization rates and current barriers at Wisconsin pharmacies demonstrated that collaborating with physicians could provide significant benefits to patients.

NACDS Urges Further State Action to Affirm Pharmacist-Administered Childhood Vaccinations

August 27, 2020

NACDS is urging states to provide clarity on pharmacist-provided childhood vaccinations, and enhance overall patient access to vaccines.

ASHP Outlines Tenets for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and Oversight

August 27, 2020

ASHP issued its recommended principles for the development, distribution, allocation, and oversight of an eventual COVID-19 vaccine.

Will Drive-Up Flu Vaccinations Be Prevalent This Fall?

August 27, 2020

Experts caution about safety measures to take when offering parking lot vaccines.

ACIP Updates Flu Vaccine Recommendations for 2020-2021 Season

August 25, 2020

Primary updates to the guidance includes the composition of the 2020-2021 flu vaccines and the recent licensures of 2 new influenza vaccines.

Study: School Flu Vaccine Program Impacts Community-Wide Influenza Hospitalizations

August 24, 2020

A school flu vaccine program resulted in decreased influenza hospitalizations for all age groups and fewer illness-related school absences, suggesting herd immunity.

Pharmacy Groups Voice Support for Pharmacist-Provided Childhood Vaccines After AAP Opposition

August 24, 2020

Twelve pharmacy organization issued a joint statement in response to the expansion of the pharmacist's role in providing vaccines to children.

Operation Warp Speed On Track for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution by January 2021, Officials Say

August 19, 2020

Two senior administration officials from Operation Warp Speed offered the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccine development.