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The Impact of Pharmacist Interventions on Herpes Zoster Vaccination Rates.
Consult Pharm ; 30(8): 459-62, 2015 Aug.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26260642
ABSTRACT
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that in 2010 only 14.4% of people in the United States who are appropriate candidates received the herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine. This manuscript highlights recent studies that investigate how pharmacists can help improve vaccination rates of herpes zoster in the geriatric population. Research has demonstrated that face-to-face interaction, education, and outreach by pharmacists in the community can help improve rates of herpes zoster vaccination. Having pharmacists take time to talk with patients about the vaccine was shown to have a positive impact on vaccine rates. When face-to-face interactions are not feasible, promotional materials such as newspaper advertisements, flyers, and personalized letters were also found to have a beneficial impact. Pharmacists should consider ways to increase awareness of vaccinations and directly encourage their patients to be vaccinated.
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Texto completo: Disponible Colección: Bases de datos internacionales Base de datos: MEDLINE Asunto principal: Farmacéuticos / Vacunación / Vacuna contra el Herpes Zóster / Herpes Zóster Límite: Anciano / Humanos País/Región como asunto: America del Norte Idioma: Inglés Revista: Consult Pharm Asunto de la revista: Farmacia Año: 2015 Tipo del documento: Artículo País de afiliación: Estados Unidos