Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill extending the authority of pharmacists and nurse practitioners to administer certain immunizations as of July 1. The bill comes after a surge in whooping cough cases in New York, which began in 2013.
Over the same time period that multiple outbreaks of measles and whooping cough made headlines around the country, parents’ views on vaccines became more favorable, according to a poll by University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
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.
Price Chopper has announced that its pharmacies are now carrying the flu vaccine and Price Chopper’s pharmacists can administer it — with no appointment necessary — for anyone over the age of 19 years.
Walgreens on Wednesday announced a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccination voucher program, in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, to help protect against pertussis (whooping cough).
Ralphs Grocery Co. has announced that its 85 in-store pharmacies throughout Southern California continue to offer Tdap vaccinations as the number of pertussis cases, also known as whooping cough, reaches epidemic proportions in California.
Rite Aid has increased supplies of the whooping cough booster vaccine, Tdap, at all 578 California locations after the California Department of Public Health reported that the number of whooping cough cases in the state has reached “epidemic proportions.”
Walgreens has announced that it is now offering vaccinations that provide protection against pertussis (whooping cough) at all of its more than 600 stores throughout the California, as the California Department of Public Health is urging vaccination with the state reaching epidemic levels of reported whooping cough cases.
Conventional wisdom holds that when the risk of catching a disease is high, people are more likely to get vaccinated to protect themselves. This may not be the case, however, according to a study presented May 5 at the Pediatric Academic Societies' annual meeting.
Vaccines have prevented an estimated 100 million cases of serious childhood contagious diseases in the nearly 90 years since the vaccine for pertussis, or whooping cough, became available, according to a new study.
Results from a nationwide survey last year revealed that adults get immunized in pharmacies more frequently than anywhere else, other than physician offices. This should come as no surprise considering the convenient hours, ease of access and frequency of visits to pharmacies. But what is the legal status of pharmacy-based immunization, and what are the roles of the pharmacist?