Immunizations

Immunization Indicators   Camden 
average  (01/14-03/14)
Brunswick average
(01/14-03/14
)
Georgia average*
(10/12-09/13)
US
average* (10/12-09/13)
Number of records reviewed for these indicators during time period 116 284 Not available Not available
Pneumococcal vaccination
(measure retired Dec 2013)
-- -- 89.0% 91.0%
Influenza vaccination
(Oct-Mar only)
90.5% 94.7% 88.0% 90.0%

* 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 vacccination. It may be re-introudced 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.