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National Immunization Awareness Month: Tools and Resources

During National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) this August, encourage your patients to schedule appointments at the pharmacy to ensure they are up to date on annual and recommended vaccines. As a pharmacist, you are one the most trusted and accessible healthcare professionals in your community. Share NIAM info with patients and caregivers with the CDC’s toolkit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/parents/communication-toolkit.html Stay updated on pediatric guidelines as well with the Pediatric Healthcare Professionals Covid-19 Vaccination Toolkit.  This...

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Maximizing Patient Care During Immunization Season

There has been some debate on when to start giving flu shots. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have not explicitly stated any changes to the current recommendations for the best time to receive a flu vaccine, some pharmacies may decide to begin administering immunizations in mid-September. This strategy will allow pharmacies to be in full swing by October. This timeline takes into account the idea that...

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Quality Corner Show Discusses Preparing Community Pharmacies for the Flu and COVID-19 Collision with Benjamin McNabb, PharmD

PQS Senior Manager of Pharmacy Accounts, Nick Dorich, PharmD, talks with the owner of Love Oak Pharmacy in Eastland, Texas, Benjamin McNabb, PharmD, about methods to tackle the flu and COVID-19 collision occurring in the near future. McNabb highlights the shift of pharmacy practice to a holistic, value based model while also discussing how team work and innovation will positively impact patients during immunization season. On the podcast, McNabb talks about...

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When to Begin Your Immunization Push

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and a great time to begin your promotion of in-pharmacy vaccinations… but wait, that’s only one month out of the year. Most pharmacists are giving immunizations all year round, so why the push in August? Yes, influenza vaccine usually ships late July and early August. Pharmacies are also eager to get a jump on immunization season, and it ties in great with National Immunization Month....

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