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Research Update on Mumps Virus Outbreaks in Heavily Vaccinated Populations

From January 1 to December 6, 2019, 3,252 mumps infections were reported between forty-eight states and the District of Columbia, according to the CDC. With a notable outbreak in a heavily vaccinated population in Arkansas, researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences studied the possible cause behind these outbreaks. In their report in Infection, Genetics and Evolution, waning vaccine-induced immunity and immune escape are two plausible theories for mumps outbreaks.
January 2020

New Vaccines to Protect Infants Against Infections

Vaccinations are currently unavailable to infants until 6 months of age since a newborn carries their mother's antibodies – causing the body to shut down immune defenses when initiated by conventional vaccines. According to a preclinical study in Science Translational Medicine, a specialized modified-RNA (Mrna) influenza vaccine could potentially overcome a mother's antibodies and protect infants against infections.
January 2020

Why the Pharma Industry Depends on In-Stock and Cold-Chain Compliant Biopharma Products

The pharma industry has long been tasked with the arduous and expensive task of biopharma product storage and inventory.
September 2019

Immunizing Patients Is Worth Pharmacists' and Technicians' Time

The role of pharmacists in the provision of vaccines has changed and expanded considerably since the first immunization training program in 1994. Since then, pharmacists have progressed from being vaccine advocates to becoming full partners in providing immunizations.
August 15, 2019

Updated Recommendations for Pediatric Immunization Schedules in the United States

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) issued its annual update on pediatric immunization schedules earlier this year. Updates include new or revised ACIP recommendations for hepatitis A vaccine, hepatitis B vaccine, influenza vaccine, and more.
August 14, 2019

ACIP Updates Recommendations for Adult Immunization Schedules

The Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has made additional recommendations since issuing its annual update on adult immunization schedules earlier this year. Additional recommendations include raising the upper age for catch-up vaccinations against HPV, recommending the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine be administered on clinician, and more.
August 14, 2019

The Future of Immunization Coverage & Administration

With the most recognizable names in medicine, this video panel discusses the advancements being made in the practice of immunization coverage and administration.
August 11, 2019

Summer Travel Alerts Updated

CDC Travel Alerts inform international travelers about the importance of travel vaccines and when and how to get vaccinated.
August 11, 2019

Raising Awareness on Booster Vaccines

Industry professionals talk about the importance of booster vaccines and how to effectively raise awareness to target populations.
August 7, 2019

The Popularization of Immunization

Pharmacy Times hosts a group discussion around the popularization of immunization, and the transition of immunization care to pharmacies as primary providers.
August 1, 2019

American College of Physicians reminds adults: Vaccines are not just for children

The American College of Physicians (ACP) reminds adults about the importance of vaccinations for protection against many common and serious diseases.
July 30, 2019

Travel Vaccinations: Planning Ahead and Resources

Public health, travel and tropical medicine experts note how to prepare for international travel and identify which vaccines are needed before you travel.
July 26, 2019

These Are the 5 Vaccines Every Adult Needs in 2019, According to Doctors

The CDC recommends certain vaccines for adults, but whether a specific one is right for you is determined by many factors, including your age, medical history, and even occupation.
July 26, 2019

The Vaccination Population Gap and High-Risk Strata

A discussion regarding the population gap in vaccine coverage and the patient groups at high-risk if not immunized.
July 23, 2019

Genetic Makeup Influences Immunity to Childhood Vaccines

A genome-wide study involving thousands of children in the U.K. and the Netherlands has linked a number of genetic variations with the level of protective antibodies generated following routine childhood immunizations.
June 12, 2019

Following the Disease: Trends and Outbreaks Drive Subtle Changes to Vaccine Recommendations for Adolescents and Young Adults

Recent outbreaks and immunization success stories are driving vaccine recommendation changes at the national level, leading to small but mighty steps in the continuing fight against vaccine-preventable diseases.
June, 2019

Vaccines for Seniors: Addressing Compliance

Several challenges promote a disconnect between preventative vaccines and compliance in older adults.
June, 2019

Update on Conventional vs. DNA Vaccines

New vaccine technology may one day help to prevent diseases, as well as treat cancer, once challenges are overcome.
June, 2019