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As the immune system tends to weaken over time, patients aged 50+ begin having increased risk for certain potentially preventable diseases, especially shingles and pneumonia. Although there are vaccinations to protect against these diseases, there are many significant barriers preventing patients from receiving the vaccines that they need, including potentially confusing guidelines, concerns over risks, and recent changes to vaccine recommendations. This project aims to produce a clear and concise educational brochure to help overcome some of these barriers, and to drive patient-provider conversation about their vaccine recommendations.
CVPH Plattsburgh Family Medicine Center
Vaccine, Shingrex, Pneumovax, Elderly, Shingles, Pneumococcal
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Flinn, Benjamin, "Shingles & Pneumococcal Vaccines: Recommendations for Older Adults" (2018). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 399.