Immunizations

Pneumococcal Vaccinations

What are we measuring?

The percent of pneumonia patients 65 years and older who were assessed and given the pneumococcal vaccine, if indicated.

Why is this important?

The pneumococcal vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of a serious pneumonia infections. Inpatient hospitalization represents an opportunity to provide screening and immunization against pneumonia, and possibly prevent future admissions to the hospital.

Influenza (Flu) Vaccinations

What are we measuring?

The percent of pneumonia patients 50 years and older who were assessed and given the flu vaccine, if indicated. This measure only applies to patients hospitalized October through February.

Why is this important?

The flu vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of a catching the flu. Inpatient hospitalization represents an opportunity to provide screening and immunization against the flu.


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