How Pharmacists Can Help to Improve Flu Vaccination Rates in Vulnerable Populations

Laura Lee Hall, PhD, president of the Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity (SHC), discusses the SHC’s recently released Flu DRIVE Toolkit, which was designed to help overburdened health systems improve flu vaccination rates among vulnerable populations.

Pharmacy Times interviewed Laura Lee Hall, PhD, president of the Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity (SHC), on the SHC’s recently released Flu DRIVE Toolkit, which was designed to help communities and overburdened health systems improve flu vaccination rates among vulnerable populations.

During the discussion, Hall explained how the Flu DRIVE Toolkit helps to address disparities in flu prevention, how pharmacists can use the Flu DRIVE Toolkit to help increase flu vaccination rates in underserved populations, why it might be valuable for pharmacists to reevaluate their flu vaccination efforts directed at their underserved patient populations in anticipation of the flu season, how pharmacies can address some of the potential causes of presently low flu vaccination rates among Black and Hispanic Americans, and the value of pharmacists supporting flu prevention in vulnerable populations.