Pneumococcal Disease Prevention
Use of Pharmacy Practice Faculty and Student Pharmacists to Screen, Educate, and Provide Pneumococcal Vaccine to Elderly Patients in Vermont
Albany College of Pharmacy
Approved: August 2012
Grant Period: September 2012 – September 2014
The overall aim of this proposal is to prevent pneumococcal disease through vaccination of Vermonters over the age of 65 who reside in skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes and assisted living residencies, with the goal of achieving 90% vaccination rates as stated in Healthy People 2020.