The PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor mobile app, recently developed by the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helps providers quickly and easily determine which pneumococcal vaccines an individual needs and when.
Use the app to eliminate the challenge of interpreting and synthesizing multiple vaccination recommendation statements. It is a standalone application that provides patient-specific guidance consistent with the ACIP’s pneumococcal vaccination recommendations. The app incorporates recommendations for all ages so internists, family physicians, pediatricians and pharmacists alike will find the tool beneficial. Users simply:
- Enter the age of the patient
- Note if the patient has specific underlying medical conditions
- Answer questions about the patient’s pneumococcal vaccination history
The app provides patient-specific guidance consistent with the immunization schedule recommended by the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The app doesn’t request or collect any personal identifying information. It also does not store any information.
If you do not have a device that supports the app, you can access a web version when connected to the internet through a mobile device or computer. If you use the web version of “PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor,” The CDC recommends adjusting the screen size to look like a smartphone for a better user experience. The CDC will release guideline changes and enhancements to the app itself through app updates.