|Number of records reviewed for these indicators during time period
(measure retired Dec 2013)
* Georgia and US average percentages are delayed 6-7 months
Pneumococcal Vaccination – This is the percentage of patients 65 years of age or older or
patients six years of age and older who have a chronic condition and are
at a higher risk of developing pneumonia who receive a pneumonia vaccination
if appropriate before discharge. The chronic conditions include Diabetes
Mellitus, Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,
Asthma, End Stage Renal Disease, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Sicle-Cell,
or Renal Disease with Edema. The vaccine may prevent bacterial pneumonia
or make the disease less severe. One vaccination every five to ten years
is sufficient to protect you from pneumonia. This measure was retired
in December 2013 due to changes in the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
guideline on vaccination. It may be re-introduced in 2015.
Influenza Vaccination - This score shows the percentage of patients six months of age or older
who received a shot, if needed, to protect them from influenza (flu).
Flu is a highly contagious respiratory disease. The vaccine can protect
them. This vaccination is given annually during the months of October to March.