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Pneumonia causes more than a million hospitalizations and more than 50,000 deaths each year.¹

How is your pharmacy prepared to prevent this deadly disease?

Focus On Pneumococcal Vaccines for Adults is a reference resource from the American Pharmacy Association (APhA) that provides you with the information you need to effectively protect your adult patients from pneumococcal disease. This downloadable pharmacy practice tool provides an overview of the disease, vaccine options and information to educate patients about the disease and proper vaccinations – all in a concise and easy to read format.

“Pharmacists role in providing immunizations continues to grow. The annual influenza vaccination clinics offered in many pharmacies provide the opportunity to concurrently identify other vaccination needs such as pneumococcal vaccine.  In addition, medication therapy management visits provide another opportunity to identify, administer or refer patients to needed vaccinations. This APhA resource provides some helpful tips and guidance to properly recommend the pneumococcal vaccine”, stated Jayme Steig, PharmD, RPh; Great Plains QIN Quality Improvement Program Manager.

Help protect your patients from pneumococcal disease and download this guide today.

Great Plains QIN is actively working with providers, patients, partners and stakeholders to implement best practices to increase immunization rates for influenza, pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster. We offer a wealth of free evidence-based resources to promote influenza, pneumococcal and herpes zoster vaccination best practices, guidelines and tools to break down barriers to care for disparate populations. We have also convened a Learning and Action Network (LAN) to give providers, community organizations and patients the opportunity to share and learn. Ultimately, we intend to improve access to and quality of care through our efforts. Together, we play an important role in helping to educate patients about immunization recommendations. Join our Learning and Action Network today.


  1. http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/pneumonia/five-facts-you-should-know.html