Patient Pneumonia Immunization

Pneumonia is a serious lung infection. Pneumonia can be more severe in adults over age 65 and the majority of deaths from pneumonia happen in elderly patients.

Getting a pneumococcal vaccine each year is the most effective way to prevent pneumonia.

At UVA, our goal is for our primary care providers to offer the pneumonia vaccine to every patient over age 65.

We measure the percentage of patients treated in our primary care clinics who are over age 65 and receive the vaccine. We compare ourselves to the percentage of adults over age 65 in the United States who have received the vaccine, which is calculated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

uva pneumococcal immunization chart

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A higher number is better.

National Comparison = the percentage of adults over age 65 in the United States who have received the pneumonia vaccine, as calculated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.