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.