September 22, 2015

According to Protein Sciences, Flublok is the only flu vaccine that is free of formaldehyde, antibiotics, gluten, gelatin, egg protein, latex, thimerosal and other preservatives.

September 18, 2015

Overall, CDC estimates that 47% of the U.S. population age 6 months and older was vaccinated during the 2014-2015 season, similar to the 2013-2014 season and up from an estimated 41% five years ago.

September 16, 2015

More than half (57%) of seniors are unaware there is a flu shot specifically for their age group.

September 16, 2015

The PharmaJet Stratis system works by delivering a vaccine with a narrow fluid stream injection that can penetrate the skin in about one-tenth of a second.

September 14, 2015

Bartell Drugs announced Monday that its flu vaccination program had begun at its 64 locations and its off-site flu clinic program serving businesses and retirement centers in the area. 

September 2, 2015

Walgreens kicked off its third Get a Shot. Give a Shot campaign on Wednesday. This year’s campaign promises to provide a life-saving vaccine for every immunization administered at any Walgreens pharmacy, Healthcare Clinic or Duane Reade until Aug. 31, 2016.

August 28, 2015

Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationwide, according to the week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 26, 2015

Although 94% of consumers say that some people are particularly vulnerable to getting the flu, about 41% typically do not get a flu shot, according to a new online survey of Kmart shoppers.

August 24, 2015

About 37% of the more than 2,000 respondents said that they had missed a life event because they had flu-like symptoms — either friendly get-togethers, family gatherings or work. 

August 12, 2015

The online guide includes information about the benefits and risks of vaccination, the types of vaccines children routinely receive as well as a section with questions that parents are asking about vaccination.

August 12, 2015

Rite Aid carries the standard trivalent flu vaccine, which offers protection against three strains of the flu, and a quadrivalent flu vaccine that offers protection against four strains of the virus.

August 6, 2015

Kmart began offering flu shots at participating Kmart Pharmacy locations for store members and customers this week.

July 31, 2015

Vaccination against human papillomavirus continues to lag among adolescents, according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2014 report, issued Wednesday.

July 14, 2015

During the 2013-2014 season, the CDC estimated influenza vaccination prevented 7.2 million influenza-associated illnesses, 3.1 million medically attended illnesses and 90,000 hospitalizations.

July 9, 2015

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.

July 8, 2015

Flublok is the only flu vaccine made in a 100% egg-free system using modern cell culture technology, which speeds production to market. 

July 1, 2015

Under a new law that took effect on Wednesday, Floridians can now get more vaccines at their local pharmacy instead of going to a doctor’s office.

June 26, 2015

Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law on Friday House Bill 182, which allows pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to patients 9 years of age and older, with parental consent.

June 23, 2015

Pfizer has entered into an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to acquire its quadrivalent meningitis ACWY vaccines, Nimenrix and Mencevax, for approximately $130 million.

June 8, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration hopes to boost the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for this coming season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. 

June 4, 2015

Flublok uses an egg-free system, which means that manufacturing it doesn’t require influenza virus or antibiotics.

March 16, 2015

Intradermal quadrivalent flu vaccine found to be more productive than trivalent vaccine, according to Saint Louis University research.

March 13, 2015

Beset by rising costs, a fast-growing elderly population and a critical shortage of primary care doctors, the nation’s health system is desperately in search of ways to lower costs through disease prevention and better access to quality care.