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Journal of Christian Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e318266efe5
Feature: parish nursing: CE Connection

Faith Community Nurses: Protecting Our Elders Through Immunizations

Pappas-Rogich, Maria

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ABSTRACT: An estimated 226,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths from influenza-related causes occur in the United States annually; adults ages 65 and older comprise 90% of flu deaths and 65% of hospitalizations. Older adult immunization rates are far from the Healthy People 2020 goal of 90% coverage. This article explores immunization in the elderly and how faith community/parish nurses can improve immunization rates.

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