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Does Your Pharmacy Offer Vaccinations?

by pharmacy on May 3, 2017

pharmacy vaccineVaccines are considered a safe, efficient, and cost-effective means to prevent disability, illness, and death from a variety of infectious diseases. Since 2010, it’s been the goal of the Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People program to improve immunization rates among those in the United States. This is especially crucial with the rise of immunization resistance by a growing number of people. The strategies include:

  • Improving the quality and quantity of delivery of vaccination services
  • Developing new and improved vaccines and improving the use of vaccines
  • Minimizing the financial burden of vaccinations for those in need
  • Improving vaccination coverage and disease monitoring
  • Increase community awareness, education, partnership, and participation

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