Improving influenza vaccination of healthcare workers by means of quality improvement tools

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jun;32(6):616-8. doi: 10.1086/660198.


For a healthcare worker seasonal influenza vaccination quality improvement project, interventions included support of leadership, distribution of vaccine kits, grand rounds, an influenza website, a screensaver, e-mails, phone messages, and audit feedback. Vaccination rates increased from 58.8% to 76.6% (P < .01). Quality improvement increased the voluntary vaccination rate but did not achieve a rate more than 80%.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Communication
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Personnel / statistics & numerical data*
  • Hospitals, University
  • Humans
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control*
  • Quality Improvement*
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data*