Improving pneumococcal vaccine uptake in veterans with chronic lymphocytic leukemia through a virtual clinic

E.C. Church, R. Banks, B. Wilson, L. Arfons, F. Perez, R. Jump


Through a “virtual clinic,” we used the electronic medical record to identify and intervene upon patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) who were not current for pneumococcal vaccines. Within 180 days, 100/160 patients (62%) received the recommended pneumococcal vaccine. A virtual clinic may improve vaccination rates among high-risk patient populations.


23-valent pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine; 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine; coordination of patient care; models of care; cancer care continuum

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