Support for mandatory health care worker influenza vaccination among allied health professionals, technical staff, and medical students

Am J Infect Control. 2013 Apr;41(4):354-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.05.019. Epub 2012 Oct 24.


Although policies mandating annual influenza vaccination among health care workers (HCWs) are recommended, little is known about which HCWs support mandatory vaccination. We surveyed non-physician, non-nursing HCWs to identify beliefs associated with supporting mandatory HCW vaccination. Although similarities were identified, some beliefs and concerns associated with supporting mandatory vaccination differed among HCW groups. Policy makers should understand these differences and address beliefs and concerns of all HCW groups when attempting to implement a mandatory influenza vaccination policy.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Health Personnel*
  • Humans
  • Influenza Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control*
  • Male
  • Mandatory Programs
  • Middle Aged
  • Students, Medical*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data*
  • Young Adult


  • Influenza Vaccines