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Examining Pharmacists Role in the Current Vaccine Landscape

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Posters presented at the APhA 2024 Annual Meeting and Exposition discussed pharmacist barriers in pediatric immunizations, a novel meningococcal vaccine, and the need for inpatient reviews of vaccination history.

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Opinion: A dose of reality on adult vaccinations

STAT

The number of children who received their routine vaccinations declined during the pandemic, so public health officials have been focusing on getting kids back up to date. They found that adult vaccination programs paid for themselves many times over, returning up to 19 times the initial investment in societal benefits.

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Vaccines to Watch in 2024

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Moderna, Merck, and Pfizer-BioNTech are leading the charge with new vaccines for respiratory viruses in development.

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Influenza Vaccines: Is the Quality of Evidence the Same?

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In response to historically low flu vaccine coverage rates, Kristen Thorson, PharmD, urges pharmacists to think back to their pandemic immunization efforts and “know the power of their recommendation,” to boost public protection from influenza.

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AstraZeneca withdraws Covid-19 vaccine worldwide, citing surplus of newer vaccines

The Guardian - Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmaceutical company says newer shots led to decline in demand for AstraZeneca vaccine, which is no longer being manufactured or supplied AstraZeneca has begun the worldwide withdrawal of its Covid-19 vaccine due to a “surplus of available updated vaccines” that target new variants of the virus.

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Fragmented Policy, Insurance Landscape Challenges Newly Approved Vaccines

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Innovation in the vaccine area continues. In 2023, the FDA approved six vaccines, including several important firsts. But they face a difficult landscape where federal policies dictate coverage.

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CDC Says US Will Transition to Trivalent Vaccines Next Flu Season

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Since changes in vaccine composition can sometimes lead to confusion or misinformation, effective communication is crucial to promote vaccine uptake.

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