Pneumococcal Disease Prevention
The VaccineLink Project / La Salud Conexión
University of South Florida, Morsani School of Medicine
Approved: December 2013
Grant Period: February 2014 – July 2015
The goal of this project is to identify current barriers to immunization among Hispanic and African American adults in Florida as to forge sustainable links between pharmacy and health care providers as to close current gaps in vaccine preventable morbidity. We aim to increase the absolute number of pneumococcal, influenza, and Tdap vaccine uptakes among Hispanic and African American adults by linking existing trusted, local community-based pharmacy supply chains with trusted, local health care clinics.