Pneumonia Vaccines: Current Recommendations and Advocacy Opportunities
"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."
Bethishou L. Pneumonia vaccines: Current recommendations and advocacy opportunities. Pharmacy Times. 2017 (Nov.);4-6.