An alternate approach to improving healthcare worker influenza vaccination rates

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jul;32(7):703-5. doi: 10.1086/660762.

Abstract

Optimizing employee influenza vaccination rates has become a healthcare focus. We detail an approach involving a strong requirement for unvaccinated workers to wear a face mask and a superconvenient vaccination process. Our major teaching hospital achieved 95% compliance in 2009, and our health system reached 90% and 92% compliance for 2 years.

MeSH terms

  • Guideline Adherence / statistics & numerical data
  • Health Personnel*
  • Humans
  • Influenza Vaccines*
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control*
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vaccination / methods
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data*

Substances

  • Influenza Vaccines