Increasing Access Is Key to Improving Vaccination Rates in Ohio

Dr. Teresa C. Long, Health Commissioner for the City of Columbus, notes that improving vaccination rates in Ohio doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, legislation introduced late last year – HB 394 – could help achieve this by allowing pharmacists to administer all CDC-recommended vaccines to... [continue reading]


It’s Time to Expand Pharmacist-Provided Vaccines in Florida

It’s simple: children, teenagers, adults, and seniors all need vaccinations at various stages throughout their lives; yet convenient access can oftentimes pose a barrier to individuals receiving these vaccinations in a timely manner – if they get them at all. In Florida, State Representative Dr. Cary Pigman,... [continue reading]


Legislative Action Is Needed to Expand Access to Life-Saving Vaccines in Pennsylvania

Nationwide, immunizations have helped to prevent “an estimated 14 million cases of illness and 33,000 deaths” from vaccine-preventable diseases. Although the value of vaccines in preventing disease has been proven time and again, in order for vaccines to offer the greatest protection, it’s critical for everyone to... [continue reading]


The Measles Vaccine Is a Simple, Safe, and Effective Means to Protect Individuals Against a Potentially Fatal Disease

A decade ago, measles – a potentially fatal, vaccine-preventable infectious disease – was practically eradicated in the United States thanks to high vaccination rates. Sadly, today measles is making a comeback as countless parents continue to either “refuse or delay selected vaccines, including the one for measles.”... [continue reading]


Stemming California’s Recent Whooping Cough Outbreak with a Quick Visit to the Local Pharmacy

Four years ago in 2010, over 27,000 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, were reported nationally while in California, the disease “impacted 9,159 people and killed 10 infants.” As a cyclical disease that peaks every three to five years, this year “whooping cough cases are... [continue reading]