It’s not uncommon for people to make up excuses to forgo their annual flu shot, but it’s time to put an end to these baseless justifications and commit to protecting ourselves and our communities against the flu.
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.
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the vaccinations given to infants and young children in the past 20 years alone will prevent 322 million illnesses and save 732,000 lives just in the United States.
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).
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...
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.
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...
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?
While medical innovations have progressed dramatically over the previous century, the last 20 years specifically have resulted in monumental advancements that substantially increased medical care standards and improved overall global health. In this article, we outline what we believe to be the four most significant medical innovations of the past 20 years.