An influenza vaccination can help prevent pneumonia patients from experiencing future symptoms caused by the influenza virus, even if these patients have been hospitalized for pneumonia in the past.
The chart below shows the percentage of UMMC pneumonia patients who were assessed and given an influenza vaccination as compared to the national average.
*Note: NA stands for not applicable. This means that during this quarter, there were no patients who met the specified criteria.
Source: The Joint Commission