Immunization

 
6 Essential COVID-19 Codes to Remember
November 17, 2020

COVID-19 cases are surging across the country as the US heads into holiday season. Counsel patients on staying safe and keep these billing codes very close at hand.

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Achieves 94.5% Efficacy in Phase 3 Trial
November 16, 2020

Moderna announced safety and efficacy data from the phase 3 COVE trial that found mRNA-1273 94.5% effective in preventing infection with SARS-CoV-2.

NIH Updates Testing, Treatment Guidelines During Cocirculation of Influenza and COVID-19
October 22, 2020

The new guideline section stresses that testing is the only way to accurately discriminate between the 2 viruses and advises on influenza vaccination and treatment.

FDA Issues EUA Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccines
October 08, 2020

The FDA has issued guidance for sponsors of requests for EUA for COVID-19 vaccines including details on clinical trial data required to support award of EUA.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Pharmaceutical Executives Pledge Safety Above All
September 10, 2020

CEOs of 9 drug companies involved in COVID-19 vaccine development signed a pledge ensuring that sound science and ethics will guide the process.

3 Influenza Season Imperatives: Vaccinate, Vaccinate, Vaccinate
September 08, 2020

The CDC estimates delivery of a record 194 to 198 million doses of influenza vaccine this year. The primary care imperative: vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate.

Phase 3 Trials Launched for AZ SARS-CoV2 Vaccine Candidate
September 02, 2020

The AstraZeneca-Oxford University investigational coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine candidate, has expanded into a phase 3 clinical trial.

3 Flu Vaccine Conundrums: Who Needs a Shot and When?
August 26, 2020

Who needs a flu shot and when is not always straightforward. This year it's more important than ever to know what the CDC recommends. Start with 3 short scenarios.

A Drive-through Flu Shot Clinic: Is it Time to Try One?
August 25, 2020

The traditional flu shot clinic with waiting rooms full won't work this year. One practice planned its own drive-through flu vaccination clinic. Here's how.

Poll: Give COVID-19 Vaccine to High-risk Americans First
August 25, 2020

A Harris Poll finds Americans want a US-approved COVID-19 vaccine allocated here first, the rest of the world next, and our most vulnerable take priority.