|Immunization Indicators These measures are new as of January 2012||
|Number of records reviewed for these indicators during time period||201||836||Not available||Not available|
* 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.
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 September to March.