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UPMC Rheumatology Vaccination Improvement Project

Rheumatoid Arthritis

UPMC Rheumatology Vaccination Improvement Project

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Approved: June 2013

Grant Period: July 2013 – December 2015

Proposal

UPMC Rheumatology Vaccination Improvement Project

The overall goal of the UPMC Rheumatology Vaccination Improvement Project (URVIP) is to improve vaccination rates of herpes zoster (HZ), pneumococcal, hepatitis B, and influenza for all rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Rheumatology outpatient clinics (ROC), with an emphasis on those receiving immunomodulatory medications.