Patient Knowledge About Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Baseline Results of the Vaccine Education through Pharmacists and Senior Centers (VEPSC) Trial


INTRODUCTION Older adults experience low zoster and pneumonia vaccination rates, especially among minorities. Engaging patients in education about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases may be an important factor in increasing vaccine uptake. Vaccine Education through Pharmacists and Senior Centers (VEPSC) is a vaccine education trial of older adults being completed in senior community centers. OBJECTIVE Aim of VEPSC is to test effectiveness of didactic pharmacist-delivered education (PHARM) versus interactive peer-led small group education (PEER) in improving knowledge and beliefs about vaccination for zoster, influenza, and pneumonia. Purpose of this analysis is to present baseline knowledge results.

Poster presentation at the 24th Annual International Meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.