Vaccine Administration Protocol

Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 2:04:07 PM

The Medical Executive Committee approved a protocol which allows nursing to administer pneumococcal (patients age 65 or older) and influenza vaccine (patient age 50 or older) given the appropriate risk assessments which are included on the form. The patient always has the opportunity to refuse the vaccines. This allows us to meet Joint Commission and Medicare requirements before the patient leaves the facility.

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