COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

A critical intervention to help end the pandemic.     Scientists began work to develop a safe and effective vaccine soon after identifying the SARS-CoV-2 genome in January 2020. By…

Drugs Today – Sept/Oct 2009

FDA warns against certain OTC nasal sprays Over-the-counter Zicam intranasal cold medications may cause long-term or permanent loss of the sense of smell and should not be used,…

FDA approves new drugs

On Nov. 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved: Fluad, the first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant Portrazza (necitumumab) in combination with two forms of…

Influenza drug information from FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a section on its website about influenza antiviral drugs at
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Influenza vaccines and nurses

Find out how to improve influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers. Takeaways: Barriers to influenza vaccination include inconvenience and cost, previous negative experiences, personal and religious beliefs, and…

Tactic for overcoming vaccine hesitancy identified

A study in Vaccines reports that exposing people to the pain and suffering caused by vaccine-preventable diseases is more effective than simply providing vaccine facts in boosting support…

Vaccine hesitancy

Breaking through public health barriers Nurses play an essential role in promoting recommended immunizations across patients’ life­spans. That effort includes providing education about vaccine benefits, understanding why individuals…

Vital importance of immunizations

As a nurse and new mother, there’s one topic that seems to be at the forefront of many conversations. Immunizations. Are you going to immunize? Are you not…
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What’s new for influenza and zoster vaccines

Stay up-to-date with immunization resources this season. Peak flu season is near, and now is the time to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our patients against the…

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