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November 10, 2016, volume 14 no 23

Tip of the Week - Flu Shots: Changes to the Recommendations for FluMist®

In the News - New Interim Prevnar® 13 Recommendations for Adults

Advisories - Herbal Tea Recall

Guideline Updates - 2016 Guidelines for Major Depressive Disorder

New Studies - Pertussis Vaccination Effectiveness and Duration

Professional Development - Get Ready for the New Vaccines



Tip of the Week

Flu Shots: Changes to the Recommendations for FluMist®

There have been recent changes to the recommendations for the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) for children and adolescents in both Canada and the United States.

The fact sheet from Public Health Ontario outlines the changes, the reason for the changes and the recommendations regarding LAIV (Flumist®) and the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) in this population.

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In the News

New Interim Prevnar® 13 Recommendations for Older Immunocompetent 
Adults


Cranberries Don’t Help Urinary Tract Infections 
See Study below

Screening Infants Could Prevent Early Heart Attacks 

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Advisories

Health Canada: Herbal tea “Phytovie Acore Vrai Calamus” recalled after testing found it to contain a potentially toxic substance

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Guideline Updates


2016 Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder – Canadian Journal of Psychiatry - Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT)

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New Studies


Pertussis Vaccination Effectiveness and Duration of Immunity  - CMAJ

Risks and Benefits of ART for Prevention of Perinatal HIV - NEJM

Effect of Cranberry Capsules on Bacteriuria Plus Pyuria in Women in Nursing Homes - JAMA

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Professional Development


Prepare for the New Scope in Ontario with OPA's Delivering a Comprehensive Pharmacy-Based Vaccines Program

The Ontario Pharmacists Association's Delivering a Comprehensive Pharmacy-Based Vaccines Program online program will equip pharmacists with the knowledge to become a primary source for information and administration of vaccines for 13 diseases in the proposed Pharmacy Act Regulation. This includes vaccinations for haemophilus influenzae type b, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, Japanese encephalitis, meningitis, pneumococcal disease, rabies, tuberculosis, typhoid disease, varicella virus and yellow fever. 

Also see our other 2016 live programs and online programs.

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