The objective of this research project is to: Determine the pneumococcal vaccination rates in patients who have received a pharmacist conducted MTM session. Patients who meet the CDC criteria for receiving the pneumococcal vaccine will be offered the vaccine by the pharmacist at the MTM session and recommendations will also be made for all vaccines the patient may need. In NC, pharmacists are only permitted to administer influenza, shingles, and pneumococcal vaccines. I practice at three pharmacy locations in rural Rockingham County with a tremendous need to expand the pneumococcal vaccination rate due to lack of providers and oversight in care. During MTM sessions I will explain the importance of vaccination. The MTM sessions will also provide a great opportunity to collaborate with other healthcare professionals with vaccine recommendations and inform the provider that pharmacists can serve as immunizers.
Mary Abigail Jenkins