Vaccines are unlike most medicines, which treat or cure diseases. Vaccines prevent them.

It is important for pharmacists to know more than just how to administer a vaccination. Pharmacists must be up-to-date on the newest immunization schedules and be able to provide responses to customers that may doubt the need to get their immunizations. We have pulled together resources to help you become more informed about immunizations, sample protocols, and ways to help spread the word about immunizations.

Immunization schedules can change from year-to-year. It is important that you stay updated on all the schedules, and have the tools and information that you need.

Find the latest news on the current influenza strains and vaccines. We also have a sample influenza protocol for your use.

Each year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) provides an opportunity to highlight the need for improving national immunization coverage levels. Activities focus on encouraging all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases.

Missouri’s free immunization registry, ShowMeVax, offers a one-stop-shop for tracking patient’s immunization history (from any participating Missouri provider), status and allows monitoring of vaccine inventory.