This session will review the research findings on how to enhance vaccination rates in lower income-earning individuals. “Lower income-earning patients have poorer health care experience in all aspects of access and quality of care.” The reduced access is also evident concerning vaccination rates. Given the lagging vaccination rates among lower-income households, expanding low-income communities’ access to immunization services is essential for achieving the public policy goal of expanding low-income communities’ access to health care. This session will present the full results of the study and the steps needed to increase immunization rates.
After completing this session, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the types of barriers that exist for low-income persons to receiving vaccinations.
2. Recognize and understand the value of pharmacists as part of a person’s healthcare team.
3. Identify the need for increased access to vaccines through pharmacists.