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Pneumonia: Patients Given Vaccination

What does it mean?
This is a vaccine (shot) that provides protection against the most common type of pneumonia (lung infection) in adults.

Why is it important?
Patients ages 65 years and older and those with chronic heart or lung disorders should receive this vaccine to reduce the likelihood of getting pneumonia.

What does it measure?
This measure is used to determine the percentage of patients ages 65 and older that were screened and/or given the pneumonia vaccination.

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.