The Joint Commission has established immunization guidelines based on recommendations from a 2006 National Quality Forum Immunization Workgroup.   These guidelines for influenza and pneumonia vaccination apply to all patients regardless of the reason they were admitted to the hospital.

Cedars-Sinai's performance compared to other medical centers and hospitals around the nation and the state are highlighted below. For more detailed information about specific measures, click on the links in the table below.

Immunization Measures

   Cedars-SinaiAll Hospitals Nationwide (Jul 2012 - Jun 2013) 
Top 10% ScoredAverage
Pneumonia Vaccine Percentage of  patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia93%
Jul-Sep 2013
Influenza Vaccine Percentage of patients who received the influenza vaccine
Jan-Mar 2013*

 *Influenza immunization data is captured only during winter months: Oct-Dec and Jan-Mar.