Vaccines train the human immune system to recognize and combat infectious disease, which results in immunity or reduced potential severity of illness.
New Survey Finds Vaccine Discussions Are a Low Priority at the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit
Published August 27, 2019
A recent survey distributed to primary care physicians and nurse practitioners found that vaccine discussions as part of prevention planning are a low priority at the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit; and, that more education is needed to overcome patient awareness barriers. The online survey was commissioned by the Alliance for Aging Research in order to better understand how the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit is implemented to promote, track, and educate about CDC-recommended immunizations.
Click on the links below to access the survey, an infographic highlighting the survey results, a recording of the Wellness Wisdom webinar about the survey, and the slides from a webinar.