Governor Hickenlooper Supports Colorado Technology, Receives PharmaJet Needle-Free Flu Shot

On September 22, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper got his flu shot and this year the process was a quick, easy and comfortable experience. Governor Hickenlooper, along with the Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Public Heath and Environment Dr. Larry Wolk, received the influenza vaccination using PharmaJet’s Needle-Free Injector. PharmaJet’s needle-free technology to deliver flu shots is the first of its kind to get approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

2013-2014 Flu Season Recap

The 2013-2014 flu season began in early October 2013 and ran through late May 2014. During that time, flu outbreaks peaked at the end of December, which is determined by the number of hospitalizations and reports of influenza like symptoms tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Clinical Findings Published in The Lancet Support Administration of Flu Vaccine with PharmaJet’s Needle-Free Injector

GOLDEN, Colo. – September 30, 2014 – A clinical study published in the August 23, 2014 issue of The Lancet demonstrated that delivery of AFLURIA® (Influenza Vaccine) with the PharmaJet Needle-Free Injector compared favorably to traditional needle and syringe delivery. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the Stratis® 0.5mL Needle-Free Jet Injector...

Clinical Study Published in The Lancet Supports Flu Shots Administered with PharmaJet’s Needle-Free Injector

The Lancet recently published a study that demonstrates that the delivery of an influenza vaccine with the PharmaJet Needle-Free Jet injector compares favorably to a traditional needle and syringe delivery. This is the first definitive non-inferiority study to measure the immune responses to all three influenza viruses induced after administration of a seasonal flu vaccine by a jet injection device as compared to a needle and syringe.

FDA Approves Use of Afluria®, Influenza Vaccine with PharmaJet’s Needle-Free Injector

KING OF PRUSSIA, Penn. / GOLDEN, Colo. – August 19, 2014 – PharmaJet® Inc., the developer of a needle-free injection technology to administer medications and vaccines to patients, and bioCSL Inc., the maker of AFLURIA® (Influenza Vaccine) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the PharmaJet Stratis® 0.5mL Needle-Free Jet Injector...

Unreported Needlestick Injuries

In the United States, 600,000-800,000 needlestick injuries are documented each year, yet studies have indicated that oftentimes these incidents go unreported.1 This begs the question: How truly prevalent are these events in the healthcare industry and why are they going undocumented?