Each year, vaccine-preventable diseases kill thousands of adults in the United States, causing a significant human toll and a severe economic burden on our healthcare systems. Unfortunately, adult immunization rates remain low with long-standing gaps between national goals and actual adult immunization rates.
Healthcare providers serve a critical role in vaccination but are increasingly challenged by time, patient treatment focus, and prioritization of other preventative measures. The strength and impact of a healthcare provider’s recommendation is paramount to overcoming low compliance. Thus, it is increasingly important that every healthcare professional who has competence to provide immunization assessment and recommendations, and to administer vaccines, be empowered to do so.
Click to learn more about “Take A Stand,” a national program designed to raise adult immunization rates through increased utilization of Standing Orders in medical practices.