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Pneumococcal Disease Prevention
Pneumococcal Vaccine Services and Harlem Community Pharmacies
Touro College of Pharmacy
Approved: December 2012
Grant Period: January 2013 – June 2015
The overall goal of this quality improvement project is to increase pneumococcal immunizations among populations of color in Central and East Harlem by coupling pneumococcal vaccine administration with other pharmacy-based reimbursed services delivered by community pharmacies. Our approach includes the recognition that community pharmacists may require further education about the need for pneumococcal vaccination, methods for reaching at risk residents, and reimbursement opportunities. We recognize the influence of perceived and actual regulatory and fiscal barriers and the benefit of instructional dialogue with service providers.