Results of a national survey of infectious diseases specialists regarding influenza vaccination programs for healthcare workers

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Oct;31(10):1063-5. doi: 10.1086/656382.


A minority of infectious diseases consultants currently work in healthcare institutions requiring influenza vaccination for healthcare workers, and in approximately half of these institutions, the healthcare workers who refuse vaccination do not face substantial consequences for their refusal. Although true mandatory policies are not common, a majority of infectious diseases consultants support such policies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Communicable Diseases*
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Health Personnel* / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Immunization Programs
  • Influenza Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control
  • Mandatory Programs
  • Physicians*
  • Specialization*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data*


  • Influenza Vaccines