There are over 1,500,000 Medicare recipients in Georgia. In the past two years, approximately 210,000 have received pneumococcal vaccines, though we know nearly all need the PCV13. There is a great opportunity for increasing the number of doses given either in your office or the local pharmacy.
Patients seeking the flu vaccine are great candidates to assess and provide other needed vaccines like pneumococcal, zoster and Tdap.Remember, failure to assess, recommend and immunize for all immunizations becomes a missed opportunity. Alliant Quality, the Quality Improvement Organization for Georgia, is assisting clinicians improve immunization rates for Georgia’s Medicare population. Please visit us at http://www.alliantquality.org/content/immunizations for free tools and resources.