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Vaccinations

Influenza and pneumonia remain the eighth-most-prevalent cause of death in the U.S.1 Prioritize members' health and keep costs low by encouraging vaccinations.

Your Challenges

People Avoid Vaccination

During the 2015-2016 flu season, over 58 percent of adults were not vaccinated.1

People Avoid Vaccination

Low Vaccination Rates = High Costs

How We Can Help

VACCINES REDUCE RISK

VACCINES REDUCE RISK

VACCINES REDUCE RISK

  • Up to 60% lower flu risk1, 2
  • 6.5% flu-related hospitalizations prevented3
  • 1.9 million flu-related illnesses prevented3
  • 966,000 flu-related medical visits prevented 3
CONVENIENT HOURS, NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED

CONVENIENT HOURS, NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED

CONVENIENT HOURS, NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED

  • 30.5% flu vaccinations given during off-hours 4
  • 62% of those vaccinated during off-hours are 18-64 years old 4
HIGHLY TRAINED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

HIGHLY TRAINED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

HIGHLY TRAINED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

  • Coordination with primary care providers and state registries
  • Every pharmacist in every store is licensed to vaccinate

Walgreens vaccines include:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Hepatitis A (Hep A)
  • Hepatitis A/Hepatitis B combination
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Japanese encephalitis5
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Pneumonia (Pneumococcal)
  • Polio5
  • Rabies5
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria)
  • Tdap (Whooping Cough)
  • Typhoid fever5
  • Yellow fever5
COST-SAVINGS

COST-SAVINGS

COST-SAVINGS

According to a Walgreens cost-benefit model, there is substantial cost savings associated with being vaccinated at a pharmacy as compared to being vaccinated at a primary care provider's office 6

Cost Savings
MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH THE GET A SHOT. GIVE A SHOTŪ PROGRAM

MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH THE GET A SHOT. GIVE A SHOTŪ PROGRAM

MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH THE GET A SHOT. GIVE A SHOTŪ PROGRAM

  • When a patient gets a shot, Walgreens provides a lifesaving vaccine to a child in a developing country.
  • Walgreens has helped provide 15 million life-changing vaccines to children around the world.
DIGITAL APPROACH

DIGITAL APPROACH

DIGITAL APPROACH

  • "Smart Recommendations" promote personalized care based on member history and CDC advice.
  • Easy-to-use mobile app with vaccination reminders and recommendations.
  • The Walgreens Flu Index, which provides state and market-specific information regarding flu activity. Visit the Walgreens Flu Index ›
Participant success
Participant success

Vaccination Research

Planning influenza vaccination programs: a cost benefit model

Properly planning universal and targeted vaccination programs with cost models can help employers and policymakers develop strategies to improve the impact of vaccination programs.

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Pharmacist-Led Tdap Vaccination of Close Contacts of Neonates in a Women's Hospital

This project illustrates how health-systems and community pharmacists can collaborate to improve vaccination rates.

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The Impact of a Pharmacist-Led Meningitis Vaccination Program for the College-Aged Population in Texas

A pharmacist-led meningitis vaccination program expanded convenient access to immunization services to Texas college students to help them comply with a Texas state mandate.

Read more ›

Visit the Walgreens Center for Health & Wellbeing Research ›

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References

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). FastStats: leading causes of death. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/leading-causes-of-death.htm. Updated February 25, 2016. Accessed March 21, 2016.

Your Challenges

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu vaccination coverage U. S. 2015-2016 Influenza Season. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/coverage-1516estimates.htm. September 29, 2016. Updated September 29, 2016. Accessed April 7, 2016. 2. Molinari NA, Ortega-Sanchez IR, Messonnier ML, et al. The annual impact of seasonal influenza in the US: Measuring disease burden and costs. Vaccine. 2007;25(27):5086-5096. 3. Based on $25.73 hourly wage provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, August 2016. 4. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economic news release. Table B-3. Average hourly and weekly earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t19.htm. Updated September 2, 2016. Accessed October 6, 2016. 5. Molinari NA, Ortega-Sanchez IR, Messonnier ML, et al. The annual impact of seasonal influenza in the US: Measuring disease burden and costs. Vaccine. 2007;25(27):5086-5096 6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Clinical signs and symptoms of influenza. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/acip/clinical.htm Updated May 26, 2016. Accessed August 16, 2016. 7. Keech M, Beardsworth P. The impact of influenza on working days lost: A review of the literature. PharmacoEconomics. 2008;26(11):911-924. 8. Flu prevention. CDC Foundation Website. http://www.cdcfoundation.org/businesspulse/flu-prevention-infographic Accessed September 28, 2016. 9. Nichol KL, Heilly SJD, Greenberg ME, Ehlinger E. Burden of influenza-like illness and effectiveness of influenza vaccination among working adults aged 50-64 years. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;48(3):292-298.

How We Can Help

1. Vaccine effectiveness- how well does the flu vaccine work? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web site. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaccineeffect.htm. Updated August 31, 2016. Accessed October 26, 2016. 2. Osterholm MT, Kelley NS, Sommer A, Belongia EA. Efficacy and effectiveness of influenza vaccines: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012;12(1):36-44. 3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). Estimated influenza illnesses and hospitalizations averted by vaccination - United States, 2014-15 influenza season. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/2014-15.htm Updated December 10, 2015. Accessed August 30, 2016. 4. Goad JA, Taitel MS, Fensterheim LE, Cannon AE. Vaccinations administered during off-clinic hours at a national community pharmacy: Implications for increasing patient access and convenience. Ann Fam Med. 2013;11(5):429-436. 5. Available at select Walgreens locations. 6. Duncan IG, Taitel MS, Zhang J, Kirkham HS. Planning influenza vaccination programs: A cost benefit model. Cost Eff Resour Alloc. 2012;10(1):10.