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What to Expect During the 2021-2022 Flu Season

Influenza (flu) season is a significant time at health practices around the country and this year will be no exception. While the period is usually characterized by high infection rates, the US reported just over 2,000 flu cases during the 2020-2021 flu season....

Preparing Pediatric Vaccines for the Back to School Season

With schools reopening for in-person learning this year, pediatric vaccines are key to children’s safety. Increased social interaction after over a year of stay-at-home orders could result in illnesses rapidly spreading through the classroom — especially since many children fell behind on their...

The Importance of Pediatric Immunizations for Summer and Beyond

From taking vacations and sending children to camp to visiting family members and friends, many families are considering domestic, or even international, travel this summer.  Although pandemic restrictions have been lifted across the US, children under 12 are not yet eligible for the...

Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine Storage [Infographic]

Three vaccines have already been authorized and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. Each manufacturer has created a vaccine that should be stored, shipped, and administered differently to ensure effective immunization. Read this...

Staying Safe: Life After the COVID-19 Vaccination

As more of your patients over the age of 12 get vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19), the safer it becomes for your region to return to normal. Recent data suggests that just one dose of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is at least 80%...

How to Address Common Vaccine Safety Concerns for Your Patients

With all Americans age 12 and up eligible for the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, now is the perfect time to emphasize vaccine safety in practices across the nation. We need an immunization rate of around 75% to ensure herd immunity against COVID-19. If your...

Best Practices to Improve Vaccination Rates

  National vaccine coverage has greatly improved over the last 50 years. The percentage of children born in 2017 who have not received any vaccinations stands at just 0.9%, while the 2019-2020 flu season saw the highest flu vaccine coverage ever recorded.  Despite…

How to Protect COVID-19 Vaccines with the Correct Vaccine Storage Temperatures

  With coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in short supply, your practice cannot afford to let vaccines go to waste. If your inventory falls out of the required vaccine storage temperatures, vaccines can become damaged, ineffective, and even unsafe to use. This can slow down…

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Guidelines and Best Practices

  As with any vaccine, the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations have specific requirements for safe administration and efficacy. Anyone at your practice who will be administering COVID-19 vaccines should receive training on immunization guidelines, from vaccine preparation to administration and patient after-care. This will…

AccuShelf Integrates COVID-19 Specific Vaccine Workflows to Help Healthcare Comply With COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Tracking

SAN DIEGO, March 12, 2021 (Newswire.com) – TruMed® Systems, the makers of AccuVax® and AccuShelf, release an update to the AccuShelf Temperature Monitor solution to integrate best practices for COVID-19 vaccine storage and handling. This update includes workflows to help manage the complexities…

3 Challenges for Vaccine Management in 2021

  This year brings with it the hope that life will return to normal, from being able to go back to the office and send children to school to being able to travel and socialize again. To ensure these activities are safe, enough…

How Can Your Practice Stay Compliant? 340B FAQs

  The 340B Drug Pricing Program (340B Program) is led by the federal government’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Since 1992, this program has helped eligible providers extend federal resources, increase…