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Experts Shocked at the Number of Influenza Related Deaths in 2017-2018 Season

Posted on Oct 18, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Last year, the United States experienced the highest influenza death toll in at least four decades. An estimated 80,000 Americans died of the flu or flu complications last winter. ‘“That’s huge,”...

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CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit - The Research that Led to it's Creation

Posted on Oct 02, 2018 by Miranda Allen

In 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Inspector General, conducted a study called, Vaccines for Children Program: Vulnerabilities in Vaccine Management. The study...

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Vaccine Storage: Studies Show that Storing Vaccines within the Correct Temperature Range is Still an Issue

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 by Miranda Allen

In 2010, approximately 82 million vaccine doses were administered to an estimated 40 million children in the United States through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program at a cost of $3.6...

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

Posted on Aug 14, 2018 by Miranda Allen

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) occurs each August to highlight the importance of vaccination in people of all ages and stages. NIAM is all about raising awareness and speaking out on...

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The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Discusses Vaccines

Posted on Aug 07, 2018 by Miranda Allen

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) includes 15 medical and public health experts who develop recommendations for the use of vaccines in the United States. The recommendations...

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ISMP Reports on Top Medication Errors

Posted on Jul 26, 2018 by Miranda Allen

At the 2018 ASHP Summer Meeting, one presentation discussed the 14 latest ISMP best practices to combat medication errors. More than 2,000 “events” have been submitted to ISMP’s national...

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How to Standardize, Enhance, and Elevate your Vaccine Program

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Standardizing your vaccine program across multiple sites can provide tremendous benefits. Standardization increases efficiencies, elevates user experience, eases maintenance, and most importantly,...

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Infographic: 6 Valuable Resources in the 2018 CDC Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit

Posted on Jun 08, 2018 by Miranda Allen

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a new version of the vaccine storage and handling toolkit this January. You can access it through the link at the end of this post. The new toolkit...

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5 Steps to a Stronger Vaccine Program

Posted on May 01, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Managing your vaccine program across multiple locations can prove to be a challenge. With inpatient and outpatient locations receiving, storing, and administering vaccines, ensuring they are...

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Upcoming Webinar: Case Study - How Hancock Physician's Network Enhanced & Standardized their Vaccine Program

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 by Miranda Allen

In 2016, Hancock Physician’s Network (HPN) set out to improve their vaccine program through the implementation of temperature monitoring and medical-grade refrigeration. The goal was to...

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