Cell Culture - Derived Influenza Vaccine Efficacious in Children
Vaccine efficacy consistent in subgroups according to age, sex, race, and previous influenza vaccination (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 27, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

IAMI: Influenza Vaccine Improved Outcomes, Reduced Risk of Death in High-Risk Patients After Acute MI or PCI IAMI: Influenza Vaccine Improved Outcomes, Reduced Risk of Death in High-Risk Patients After Acute MI or PCI
Results of a multicenter trial support improved outcomes with influenza vaccination following myocardial infarction and in cases of high-risk cardiovascular disease.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

FDA Approves Cell-Based Flu Shot for Ages 6 Months and Older FDA Approves Cell-Based Flu Shot for Ages 6 Months and Older
' This approval officially allows all eligible Americans to receive a cell-based influenza vaccine, increasing the potential for greater vaccine effectiveness. 'FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Covid and flu - why is it such a lethal combo? Expert claims 60,000 fatalities 'realistic'
CORONAVIRUS infections and the influenza vaccine could return at rapid and prolific rates this winter according to health officials - with up to 60,000 extra deaths possible if preventative steps are not taken. Express.co.uk speaks to a virology expert about why coronavirus and influenza are such a lethal combination. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccinating against COVID-19 and influenza at the same time is safe, shows NIHR study, NIHR
Research funded by the NIHR has found that it is safe for people to receive a flu vaccine at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine. Reported side effects were mainly mild to moderate, and there were no negative impacts on the immune response produced by either vaccine when both were given on the same day, in opposite arms. 97% of the study participants said they would be willing to have two vaccines at the same appointment in the future. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Showcases Commitment to Advancing Scientific Innovation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) at CHEST 2021 Annual Meeting
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – October 14, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today 11* abstracts highlighting data from its pulmonary hypertension (PH) portfolio will be presented at CHEST 2021, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, held virtually October 17-20.Data presentations from eight abstracts will provide additional evidence supporting the role of objective multiparameter risk assessment approaches in helping to optimize treatment and care for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), as well as the impact of earlier and comprehensive therapy with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Fluarix Quadrivalent 2021-2022 (Influenza Virus Vaccine) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 14, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Positive results from the first study of high-dose influenza vaccine with a COVID-19 mRNA booster support co-administration recommendations
Interim results from the first co-administration descriptive study of Sanofi's Fluzone® High-Dose Quadrivalent vaccine with Moderna's COVID-19 mRNA investigational booster dose show that the administration of the vaccines at the same visit had similar immunogenicity responses and a similar safety and tolerability profile compared to each vaccine administered individually. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Sanofi Business and Industry Source Type: news

How Covid Vaccine Technology Could Improve Flu Vaccines
Vaccine makers are betting that the mRNA technology powering two successful Covid vaccines will help curb the tragic global death toll from the flu. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Influenza Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) Research your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

C.D.C. Urges Flu Shots to Reduce Strain on Health Care System
Health officials released a survey showing that nearly one in four people at higher risk for flu-related complications indicated they did not intend to get the flu vaccine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Influenza Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Walensky, Rochelle your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Holly Springs plant secures $34.95M contract for flu vaccine development
The federal government has awarded the drug manufacturer a $34.95 million contract to develop two pandemic influenza vaccines. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

Novavax Announces Leadership Appointment and Updates
Denny Kim, M.D. appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Safety Officer Raburn Mallory, M.D. promoted to Senior Vice President, Head of Clinical Development Marco Cacciuttolo, Ph.D. promoted to Senior Vice President, Process and Analytical Development ... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Novavax, vaccine, NanoFlu, influenza, COVID-19 (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Seasonal flu and COVID-19 vaccine uptake in frontline healthcare workers: 1 September 2021 to 30 September 2021, UK Health Security Agency (Updated 4th October 2021)
Data showing the number and proportion of frontline healthcare workers in England having the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Phase 2b Data Demonstrating its Investigational RSV Adult Vaccine Provided 80% Protection against Lower Respiratory Infections in Older Adults
RARITAN, N.J., October 2, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that its investigational respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine candidate was highly effective in protecting against lower respiratory tract disease (LRTD) caused by RSV, demonstrating vaccine efficacy of 80 percent (CI, 52.2-92.9%) in adults aged 65 and older. The study results were presented as a late-breaking abstract at the virtual IDWeek 2021 conference on October 2.“The findings from our CYPRESS study are very encouraging as we seek to deliver a long-awaited preventive vaccine to stave off the...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

DHS Encourages Flu Vaccination: Protect Yourself and Those Around You
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages everyone to get vaccinated againstinfluenza (flu) this fall. The flu vaccine is another layer of protection to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from a preventable disease. “In the last year, we’ve learned some valuable lessons about respiratory viruses,” said Tom Haupt, DHS Influenza Surveillance Coordinator. “It’s critical that we do everything we can to prevent influenza–like...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 1, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Getting Flu Shot and Covid Vaccine Is Not Dangerous, Study Finds
A British clinical trial supports the advice of U.S. health authorities and is welcome news as flu season begins. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Influenza Vaccination and Immunization Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Flu vaccination of frontline primary care health care workers
NHS England have confirmed that additional funding is available to vaccinate all eligible primary care contractors and their frontline staff for this influenza season. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England enhanced services influenza specifications
NHS England has updated the enhanced service specification: Seasonal influenza vaccination programme 2021/22 and also includes co-administration and synergistic delivery of influenza vaccine with COVID-19. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Vaccines and kids -- what you need to know about COVID-19, flu
With flu season approaching, Mayo Clinic experts remind parents of the importance of vaccinating children for influenza and COVID-19 when possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu each year. The CDC also says people who are eligible can be vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Currently, children ages 12 and older are permitted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 using the… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 1, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

It is safe for people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza at the same time, study shows
Research has found that it is safe for people to receive a flu vaccine at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine. Reported side effects were mainly mild to moderate, and there were no negative impacts on the immune response produced by either vaccine when both were given on the same day, in opposite arms. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Start of Phase 3 Trial for Investigational Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine in Older Adults
RARITAN, N.J., September 29, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the initiation of its Phase 3 EVERGREEN study. The study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of Janssen’s investigational adult vaccine against lower respiratory tract disease (LRTD) caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), when compared with placebo in approximately 23,000 adults aged 60 years and older throughout North America and a selection of countries across Europe, Asia and the Southern Hemisphere.The EVERGREEN study was initiated based on positive results from the Phase...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Now the Deadliest Pandemic in American History
COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning the flu cut a much bigger, more lethal swath through the country. But the COVID-19 crisis is by any measure a colossal tragedy in its own right, especially given the incredible advances in scientific knowledge since then and the failure to take maximum advantage of the vaccines available this time. “Big pockets of American society — and, worse, their leaders — have thrown this away,” medical historian ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carla K. Johnson / Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

CDC Says COVID, Flu Vaccines Can Be Co-Administered CDC Says COVID, Flu Vaccines Can Be Co-Administered
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices offered several updated recommendations regarding seasonal flu vaccines, most notably the safety of co-administration of COVID-19 and influenza vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Experts Predict What Flu Season Will Be Like This Year
How bad will it be? How can you tell influenza apart from COVID? When should you get the vaccine? Here's what to know. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Season 2021: What To Expect As COVID Continues
How bad will it be? How can you tell influenza apart from COVID? When should you get the vaccine? Here's what to know. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Listener mailbag -- COVID-19 questions answered
Each week, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on COVID-19. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions. Dr. Poland discusses the mu variant, understanding breakthrough infections and the importance of flu vaccinations this fall. "The symptoms of COVID-19 and the symptoms of influenza overlap so much that it can be hard to distinguish one from another," says Dr. Poland. What… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 15, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Flu season: are we in for a bumpier ride this year? podcast
In a report earlier this summer, the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) noted there could be a 50% increase in cases of influenza in comparison to other years. Madeleine Finlay speaks to Ian Sample about the factors at play, from weakened immunity to the expanded vaccine programme, and hears from Derek Smith, professor of infectious disease informatics about how the World Health Organization has decided on which influenza strains to vaccinate against this yearContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with reporting from Ian Sample Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

Flu season: are we in for a bumpier ride this year? – podcast
In a report earlier this summer, the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) noted there could be a 50% increase in cases of influenza in comparison to other years. Madeleine Finlay speaks to Ian Sample about the factors at play, from weakened immunity to the expanded vaccine programme, and hears from Derek Smith, professor of infectious disease informatics about how the World Health Organization has decided on which influenza strains to vaccinate against this yearContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with reporting from Ian Sample Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

What Happens If You Get Your Flu Shot And COVID Booster At The Same Time?
Here's what we know about timing coronavirus and influenza vaccines, and what you should do when it's your turn. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CHA-CHING! Big Pharma now developing seasonal 2-in-1 "vaccine" for covid, influenza, indicating obvious plan for NEVER-ENDING spike protein injections
(Natural News) Now that about half of the country, we are told, is “fully vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), Big Pharma’s next phase of the plandemic involves developing a new 2-in-1 “vaccination” for both Chinese Germs and seasonal influenza. The Maryland-based biotechnology company Novavax announced on September 8 that it is launching a clinical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Forcing Us to Talk About Rationing Health Care in the U.S. Again. Could We Have Avoided This?
On Sept. 7, the country’s leading COVID-19 doctor issued a dire warning about the growing number of pandemic cases in the country, and the shrinking number of ICU beds available to care for the sickest people. Speaking on CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief White House medical advisor, said we are “perilously close in certain areas of the country of getting so close to having full occupancy that you’re going to be in a situation where you’re going to have to make some tough choices.” Those tough choices, he admitted, include discussions about whether scarce resources should go to people who have...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Companies Announce One-Dose Flu and COVID Vaccine Booster
Pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Novavax are working on a one-shot vaccine that offers protection against COVID-19 and influenza. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAP Updates Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination in Children
Influenza vaccination recommended for all children age 6 months and up; no product preferred over another (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 7, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

AAP Updates Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination in Children
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- In an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement published online Sept. 7 in Pediatrics, updated recommendations are presented for influenza vaccination and use of antiviral medications for children. Flor Munoz,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: Messenger RNA - How It Works in Nature and in Making Vaccines
[The Conversation Africa] Vaccines have long been an integral part of public health programmes around the world, reducing the spread and severity of infectious diseases. The success of immunisation strategies to protect children from diseases like polio, hepatitis B, and measles, and adults from influenza and pneumococcal disease, can be seen globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Upcoming WHO Consultation On the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for the Southern Hemisphere 2022
[WHO] We wish to inform you that the WHO Consultation on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for Use in the 2022 Southern Hemisphere Influenza Season will take place virtually from 13-23 September 2021, followed by an Information Meeting on the 24 September 2021, with vaccine manufacturers and national vaccine regulatory agencies. More information is available on the website here. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Upcoming WHO Consultation On Influenza Virus Vaccines for the Southern Hemisphere 2022
[WHO] We wish to inform you that the WHO Consultation on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for Use in the 2022 Southern Hemisphere Influenza Season will take place virtually from 13-23 September 2021, followed by an Information Meeting on the 24 September 2021, with vaccine manufacturers and national vaccine regulatory agencies. More information is available on the website here. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Concerns rise over UK flu outbreak amid vaccine delays
One of the U.K.’s largest suppliers of seasonal influenza vaccines warns there could be delivery delays of up to two weeks as a result of a shortage of truck drivers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC: Notice of Award of Single-Source Cooperative Agreements To Fund the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) and the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces a single-source award to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) and the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA). The purpose of this award is to increase COVID-19, influenza, and routine vaccines in adults with chronic medical conditions; increase workplace vaccination; and increase vaccination among adults working and residing in long-term care facilities through implementation of immunization quality improvement interventions. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 3, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

County looks to increase flu vaccinations ahead of projections for bad year
Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen expressed concern Wednesday about the potential for a much worse than normal influenza season beginning this fall. Bogen told the Allegheny County Board of Health that the dangers of the upcoming flu season, which wasn’t a factor last year due to Covid-19 mitigation measures, underscores the need for a push for increased flu vaccinations. “We’re very concerned by the flu season this year,” Bogen said. Her comments came a day after… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Pandemics Get Forgotten. But Not at This Museum.
The collection of the German Hygiene Museum shows that the same debates recur whenever disease breaks out, even if we don ’t remember them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Annalisa Quinn Tags: Museums German Hygiene Museum Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hygiene and Cleanliness Vaccination and Immunization Holocaust and the Nazi Era Smallpox Influenza Quarantine (Life and Culture) Dresden (Germany) Source Type: news

CDC Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination Updated for 2021-2022
TUESDAY, Aug. 31, 2021 -- Licensed and age-appropriate vaccines for influenza are recommended for the 2021 to 2022 season for all persons aged 6 months or older who do not have contraindications, according to research published in the Aug. 27 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Seasonal Flu Vax Cuts Post-MI Mortality: IAMI Seasonal Flu Vax Cuts Post-MI Mortality: IAMI
The randomized study's results, along with observational data,"should be sufficient to establish influenza vaccination as a new standard of care as part of in-hospital treatment," researchers said,Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None News Source Type: news

What are Some of the Complications of Short Bowel Syndrome?
Discussion Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most common gastrointestinal emergencies in neonates. Mortality rates are from 0-45% depending on infant weight and gestation with more premature and smaller infants having greater mortality. NEC usually occurs in premature infants but it also occurs in term infants. The etiology is unknown but is probably multifactorial with ischemia and/or reperfusion playing some role. There are ‘outbreaks’ of NEC but no causative organism has been identified. Regardless of the originating cause, inflammation of the intestine and release of inflammatory mediators cause...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 30, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

An oral history of Oxford/AstraZeneca: ‘Making a vaccine in a year is like landing a human on the moon’
It has shipped more than a billion doses, saved countless lives – and faced controversy over its safety and supply. Here, some of those who created the vaccine tell the story of their epic race against the virusIn December 2019, hospitals in Wuhan, China, reported that they were dealing with dozens of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause. They soon identified the disease as being caused by a novelcoronavirus.Teresa Lambe,associateprofessor, Jenner Institute My brother lived in China, so whenever there was an emerging or break pathogen there, I used to follow it. I remember thinking very early on that this was proba...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Franklin-Wallis Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Health Society AstraZeneca University of Oxford Source Type: news

Flu Shot Timing: What's Optimal? Flu Shot Timing: What's Optimal?
Research finds quick decline in influenza vaccination efficacy among hospitalized adults, suggesting delays might improve public health outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Adverse Events After SARS-CoV-2
TUESDAY, Aug. 17, 2021 -- Influenza vaccination has a potential protective effect against adverse events within 120 days of a positive severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) diagnosis, according to a study published online Aug.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Community pharmacy flu vaccination patient group direction
The 2021-22 community pharmacy seasonal influenza patient group direction (PGD) is available to accompany the previously published seasonal influenza advanced service specification. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

2021/22 seasonal influenza vaccination advanced service
This Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) briefing provides guidance for community pharmacy contractors and their teams on the 2021/22 NHS seasonal influenza vaccination advanced service in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HHS: Eighth Amendment to Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act for Medical Countermeasures Against COVID –19
Notice of amendment from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand the authority for certain qualified pharmacy technicians to prescribe, dispense, and administer childhood vaccinations and COVID-19 vaccinations. Also expands the authorization for qualified pharmacy technicians and interns to administer seasonal influenza vaccines under the supervision of a pharmacist to people age 19 and older. This amendment is effective as of August 4, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 4, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news