Title

Pneumonia Vaccines: Current Recommendations and Advocacy Opportunities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-18-2017

Abstract

"Despite the demonstrated efficacy of these vaccines, only 66.9% of adults over age 65 years have ever received a pneumonia vaccine. Given the consequences of acquiring pneumonia, there is both a need and an opportunity to improve vaccination rates. The pharmacist can play a valuable role in identifying high-risk patients, providing education on benefits and risks, and advocating for pneumonia vaccination when indicated."

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This article was originally published in Pharmacy Times in November 2017.

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Pharmacy Times

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