INTRODUCTION Three major vaccine-preventable illnesses, pneumococcal disease, influenza and herpes zoster (shingles), account for an estimated economic burden of $26.1 billion in the USA. Zoster and pneumonia vaccination rates among eligible older adults remain suboptimal, especially in minority populations, with 59% of African Americans (AA) remaining unvaccinated compared to 46% of Caucasians. Improved knowledge about vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccination may be a key component in improving vaccination rates in this population. Vaccine Education through Pharmacists and Senior Centers (VEPSC) is a community-based vaccine education program delivered by either pharmacists (PHARM) or peer educators (PEER) and aims to improve knowledge and beliefs about vaccination, with a focus on zoster, pneumonia, and influenza. OBJECTIVE The objective of this analysis was to present baseline demographics and knowledge findings.