GOLDEN, Colo. – June 13, 2017 – PharmaJet® Inc., the maker of needle-free injection technology, announced today that ONdrugDelivery published their study, entitled Needle-free Injection in Workplace Influenza Clinics, in its May issue.
Influenza is one of the most preventable infectious diseases, and company-hosted flu clinics are an effective way to make getting a flu shot easy and convenient for employees. Despite the benefits of vaccination, only about 20% of healthy working adults aged 18-49 years receive an annual flu shot1. According to the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the annual costs associated with sick days and lost productivity are approximately $7 billion1,2. Based on these numbers, it is clear there is an unmet need for increasing vaccination rates in the workplace.
Last flu season, the PharmaJet Stratis® Needle-free Injection System was used in multiple workplace influenza clinics, including BP Oil, Cargill, Denver International Airport, Ernst & Young, Morgan Stanley, Terumo BCT, TriNet and Xerox. Surveys were completed by patients, caregivers, and event coordinators to get feedback on their experience with the needle-free device, and its impact on immunization rates. Over 90% of patients and healthcare providers were satisfied with the needle-free shot3. Additionally, 33% of providers thought having a needle-free option would increase immunization coverage in their workplace immunization programs3.
“Our experience last flu season is consistent with previous patient and provider surveys. Offering our needle-free technology as an option in workplace flu clinics can be beneficial to employee health while improving organization productivity,” said Ron Lowy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PharmaJet Inc. “We look forward to expanding the availability of needle-free in workplace immunization clinics this Fall.”
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1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website, “Frequently Asked Flu Questions 2016-2017 Influenza Season”. Accessed October 2016. (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2016-2017.htm)
2 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website, “National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Activities: Surveillance Tracking Influenza Cases and Preventive Measures”. Accessed 2017. (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/flu/surveillance.html)
3 Doc. #61-10294, Third Party Review Influenza Clinic Surveys”. Internal PharmaJet Document, 2017.