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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Posted on Jan 07, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Last month, the FDA authorized both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use. Over 4 million doses have been administered during Phase 1a, which prioritizes healthcare workers and long-term care residents. Vaccine supply remains limited, and demand for the...

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Best of 2020: Vaccine Storage

Posted on Dec 08, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

Helmer Scientific has gathered the top ten vaccine related blog posts from 2020. During the pandemic, vaccine storage and handling has become a hot topic as a vaccine for COVID-19 is anticipated in addition to gearing up for the influenza season. Blog topics also include...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates: Update

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

Every day it seems like there is new and exciting information available that indicates we are closer to having access to new COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC released the COVID-19 Vaccination Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations; updates to this Playbook were already made in late...

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Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Posted on Nov 13, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) met on October 30, 2020. ACIP is a committee within the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and consists of medical and public health experts that develop recommendations for immunization programs in the United...

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Resources for Maintaining Immunization and COVID-19 Vaccine Development Update

Posted on Oct 29, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

We hosted a webinar in October, “Flu Season Amidst COVID-19: Avoiding the Twindemic” presented by Dr. L.J. Tan, MS PHD, Chief Strategy Officer of the Immunization Action Coalition. Dr. Tan reviewed resources available for maintaining immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Strategies for Catch-up Vaccination: Improving Immunization Rates

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

In our recent blog, “The Critical Importance of Improving Immunization Rates During COVID-19”, we discussed the importance of routine immunizations in public health and the consequences of a failure to protect against influenza this flu season as presented by Dr. L.J. Tan, MS...

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The Critical Importance of Improving Immunization Rates During COVID-19

Posted on Oct 08, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

We recently hosted a vaccine webinar with Dr. L.J. Tan, MS PhD, Chief Strategy Officer of the Immunization Action Coalition. Dr. Tan shared the importance of routine immunizations in public health, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immunization coverage rates, and the...

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Emerging Standards for Vaccine Storage Units

Posted on Oct 01, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

The CDC recently released a playbook to assist states, public health facilities, and partner organizations in planning for distribution of new COVID-19 vaccines. This document reinforces the critical nature of appropriate storage and handling of vaccines to prevent loss and...

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Vaccine Storage: Capacity and Quality Considerations for the 2020-2021 Influenza Season

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

Vaccines have never been more important. According to the CDC, 2020-2021 influenza vaccinations further protect public health by decreasing flu symptoms that can be very similar to COVID-19.  This can limit unnecessary stress on our healthcare providers by reducing severe...

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Join us for a Webinar on Navigating Flu Season Amidst COVID-19

Posted on Sep 03, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

Seasonal flu vaccines remain the best way to prevent the spread of influenza. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused healthcare providers to change how they operate to continue to provide essential services to patients.

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