Your Recommendation Often Determines a Patient’s Vaccination Decision

Patient barriers often prevent patients from receiving the vaccines they need. Barriers may include lack of education, misinformation and fear of vaccines. Studies show that spending more time talking with patients about vaccines and making strong recommendations improves outcomes. Every encounter with a physician office, hospital, home health and pharmacy is an opportunity. Healthcare providers should be immunized consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations.