December 19, 2014

The overwhelming majority of GlaxoSmithKline shareholders on Thursday approved the proposed transaction with Novartis.

December 18, 2014

For frail older adults living in long-term care facilities, the high-dose influenza vaccine appears to be a better option than the regular shot.

December 15, 2014

There’s concerning news about this flu season as, according to a HealthDay News report, fewer than half of Americans still haven’t gotten their flu shot.

December 11, 2014

Nothing highlights Walgreens’ transition to full-service community health provider better than the company’s massive flu shot and immunization program. Under an aggressive, seven-year expansion program driven by pharmacy, health and wellness chief Kermit Crawford, the program has given Walgreens a powerful platform on which to build an expanding menu of preventive health-and-wellness services.

 
December 8, 2014

For the second week, influenza-like activity tracked above the national baseline, according to the Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, indicating that this year's season is officially underway. The trajectory of illness rates are tracking ahead of the past two years, which suggests this season has the potential to be a severe season. 

December 8, 2014

Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain, but also against many additional types, according to a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

December 5, 2014

Early data suggests that the current 2014-15 flu season could be severe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

 

December 4, 2014

The number of drugstore sponsored flu clinics at the workplace is expected to triple by 2017

 

December 3, 2014

In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid is reducing the price of flu shots by $5 to encourage people who have not yet received their annual flu shot to get vaccinated.

 

December 1, 2014

This flu season, Rexall has partnered with Amref Health Africa to launch “Shot For Shot,” a campaign committed to providing life-saving vaccinations to children that need it most.

November 25, 2014

Walgreens will donate the value of one pneumonia vaccine to The United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life for every pneumonia vaccine administered in its pharmacies between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2.

November 12, 2014

Drug Store News caught up with Rite Aid's Robert Thompson to discuss the impact Vaccine Central will have on raising immunization awareness. 

 

November 10, 2014

A national survey from Rite Aid and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases released Monday found that the majority of adult women living in the United States do not believe they are up to date on vaccinations to protect against many preventable diseases. 

November 5, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday reported October sales of $6.8 billion, an increase of 6.9% from the comparable year-ago period.

 

October 28, 2014

Novartis announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its influenza vaccines business to CSL for an agreed price of $275 million.

 

October 23, 2014

CVS Health and Direct Relief have teamed up to provide $1 million in flu shot vouchers to community health clinic patients in underserved communities who lack health insurance.

October 21, 2014

A team of scientists, led by researchers at the Wistar Institute, has identified a possible explanation for why middle-aged adults were hit especially hard by the H1N1 influenza virus during the 2013-14 influenza season.

 

October 17, 2014

Healthentic, an analytics company that identifies health savings for employers, found the overall vaccination rate of employees was only 10%.

October 15, 2014

According to a recent survey conducted by Mom Central in partnership with the makers of Tylenol, 52% of moms agree that a baby’s first fever is the most challenging motherhood moment, and 82% report they are most likely to consult their pediatrician to navigate such milestones. 

October 6, 2014

Seven influenza vaccine manufacturers projected that as many as 151 million to 159 million doses of influenza vaccine will be available for use in the United States.

October 6, 2014

Sam’s Club is making vaccinations as affordable as possible by matching the price of any competitor with their low price promise.

October 1, 2014

Protein Sciences Corp. on Monday announced today that doses of its Flublok influenza vaccine have been released and are now available for shipment.

October 1, 2014

Walgreens last month posted an aspirational video to its YouTube channel that really captures the signficance of its "Get a Shot. Give a Shot." campaign conducted in partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

September 24, 2014

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is now offering immunizations for influenza, pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough on a walk-in basis, the company has announced.