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Missed opportunities to vaccinate older adults in primary care.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice / American Board of Family Practice
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
1
Pages
20–27
Identifiers
PMID: 15709060
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Missed opportunities to vaccinate occur frequently and vaccine shortages create additional challenges to adult vaccination. Missed opportunities may be minimized and maintenance of accurate adult immunization records may be achieved by assessing and recording vaccination status at each visit, regardless of vaccine availability. By so doing, providers can easily convey the message to their patients that immunizations are an important part of their care.

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