Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates What Works

Take Home Points:

• Use standing orders to increase adult vaccination rates:

• Doctors: Recommend vaccines to your patients. Research shows that patients get vaccinated when their doctor recommends it.

• Ask adult patients if they are up-to-date on their immunizations. Hereís a handout to help patients decide:

• Check the patientís chart for immunizations due.

• Send reminder cards or make reminder telephone calls when immunizations are due or past due.

• Hand out the Vaccine Information Statement to patients receiving a vaccine:

• Post the recommended adult immunization schedule in your office:

• Vaccinate all healthcare personnel who provide direct patient care with age-appropriate vaccines .

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