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Pharmacist input at health screenings can boost immunizations

from APhA

Initiatives like Healthy People 2020 aim to increase immunization rates, but despite a general understanding among most Americans that vaccines prevent disease, adult vaccination coverage remains low. Case in point: Only about 38 percent of adults between ages 18 and 64 years get an annual influenza vaccination. But pharmacists can help change that simply by performing an immunization check-up and making recommendations at annual health screenings, according to a study published online in the JAPhA. more

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