November 26, 2012
The Power of Frontline Health Workers: Nurses and Vaccination Rates
... The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all adults and children get the flu shot every year. Adults older than 65 and those with certain chronic conditions are supposed to get the so-called pneumococcal vaccine, as are young kids.
The researchers found that changing who performs vaccinations - especially putting the job in the hands of trained nurses - was one of the most successful vaccination-promoting strategies, along with calls and texts to patients reminding them about the shots. ...