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Assessment of an immunization program in a supermarket chain pharmacy
Jean-Venable R. Goode, PharmD, BCPS; David A. Mott, PhD; Dennis D. Stanley, BPharm
J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 2007;47:495-498. doi:10.1331/JAPhA.2007.06100


Vaccination is considered 1 of the 10 greatest public achievements in the last century.+1 Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that only 20% to 60% of at-risk adults receive immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases. As health care providers, pharmacists are doing their part to increase immunization rates. Pharmacists were acknowledged in 2001 by Walter A. Orenstein, MD, then Director of the National Immunization Program, as “having the ability to help shape the success of our country's immunization initiatives.” Pharmacists also were recognized for their ability to “collaborate with others in the community to reach the most susceptible patients.”+2

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