Decline in Receipt of Vaccines by Medicare Beneficiaries During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United State
There is a new report showing a decline in receipt of vaccines by Medicare patients during Pandemic. The researchers look at PCV13, PPSV23, RZV and Td/Tdap. The authors concluded that: vaccination declined sharply for all four vaccines, overall and across all racial and ethnic groups. This means that - vaccination providers, including pharmacists, should emphasize to patients the importance of continuing to receive routine vaccinations and provide reassurance by explaining the procedures in place to ensure patient safety.
Hong K, Zhou F, Tsai Y, Jatlaoui TC, Acosta AM, Dooling KL, Kobayashi M, Lindley MC. Decline in Receipt of Vaccines by Medicare Beneficiaries During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Feb 19;70(7):245-249. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7007a4. PMID: 33600384.