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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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Demystifying Medical Grade Refrigeration

Posted on Aug 28, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

Many manufacturers market solutions for clinical cold storage applications but it can be confusing to truly understand the differences between these products. As life-saving blood therapies, vaccines, and medications all have unique cold chain requirements, ensuring cold...

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Local Health Departments: A Critical Role for Immunizations

Posted on Aug 14, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

Local health departments (LHDs) play an important role in keeping their communities healthy from disease and outbreak. Many serve as a physical location to deliver basic health services, such as immunizations, primary care, family planning, STD control, nutrition, WIC, CSS,...

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Administering Flu Vaccines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Aug 06, 2020 by Donna Holpuch

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a website page called, “Influenza (Flu): What You Need to Know for 2020-21.” This question and answer style website page covers broad topics of questions related to influenza and COVID-19, and how those two viruses will...

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Helmer Refrigerator Safeguards Investigational Product for First US-Based Phase III Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine!

Posted on Jul 29, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

CNN reported that COVID-19 vaccine was injected into a volunteer on Monday, July 27 as part of the first US-based Phase 3 clinical trial in Savannah, GA. The trial uses a vaccine candidate developed by Moderna in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health.

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Influenza (Flu) Season 2020-2021 and COVID-19: Patient Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on Jul 21, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

While the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has not yet voted on the flu vaccine recommendations for 2020-2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a long list of frequently asked questions pertaining to the upcoming influenza (flu) season in...

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CDC Vaccine Storage: Helping you Meet the Guidelines

Posted on Jul 08, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Storage at manufacturer recommended temperatures is essential for maintaining vaccine efficacy. Loss of potency can result from exposure to excessive heat, cold, and/or light. Once potency is lost, it cannot be regained. Administering ineffective vaccine puts patient and...

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Healthcare Providers Prepare for a Huge Push of Flu Vaccinations this Fall

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Whether you’re a primary care physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional (HCP), you play a significant role in helping protect your patients against influenza. Experts predict a huge push for influenza vaccinations this fall to help curb the thousands of...

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Medical-grade Refrigerators: What Makes Them Different?

Posted on Jun 16, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Healthcare facilities are under increased pressure to ensure consistent and reliable refrigeration for the storage of temperature sensitive medications, vaccines, reagents, and patient samples. There are significant implications when a refrigerator used for clinical...

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