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Ashland, Ky. - King’s
Daughters Medical Center has been selected by the American Society of Health
System Pharmacists to participate in a national Mentored Adult Immunization
Impact Program. Leigh Ann Keeton, PharmD, BCPS, will lead the team, which is
focused on improving immunization rates of our hospitalized adult patients.
King’s Daughters was selected through a competitive application process and is
one of 17 participating sites across the country.
More than 50,000 adults in the U.S. die from
vaccine-preventable diseases or their complications each year. Despite the
availability of vaccines, many adults remain unvaccinated because they are
unaware of the need for adult vaccines or are misinformed about vaccines and
the diseases they are designed to prevent.