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).

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?

The Most Significant Medical Innovations of the Past 20 Years

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.

Cost of Needle Injections

For healthcare providers, the cost of administering vaccines goes beyond the price of the needle and syringe. To provide immunizations, facilities often need to pay for specialty training, sharps management and disposal, and costly testing and treatment for needlestick injuries.