Intervention increased vaccination rates by nearly 20% in HCWs
- Misconceptions about influenza vaccine persist, even among HCWs. Lewis, Jay; Volansky, Rob; Zacharyczuk, Colleen // Infectious Diseases in Children;Dec2009, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p26
The article reports on the findings of a study conducted by physician Mary Anne Jackson of Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics which revealed the persistence of misconceptions about influenza communicability and vaccine efficacy among health care workers working at hospitals with high...
- Rising flu toll sparks tussle on shot rules. Berklan, James M. // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Feb2013, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p3
The article presents information on rising concern over the requirement of healthcare workers in the U.S. to get vaccinated against the flu.
- Precautions to Take to Avoid a Sick Day This Flu Season. LANNOM, ANDREA // State Journal (WV);1/11/2013, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p16
The article reports that health officials in West Virginia advised residents to get flu vaccines to protect them from influenza virus.
- POINT / COUNTER. // Infectious Diseases in Children;Dec2010, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p11
The article presents contradicting views on whether influenza vaccine should be made mandatory for health care workers.
- Targeted strategies boosted health care worker vaccination rates. Foster, Melissa // Infectious Diseases in Children;Apr2010, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p16
The article discusses two studies on the number of health care workers who received the influenza vaccine during the 2009-2010 influenza season, presented at the Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections in Atlanta, Georgia, in March 2010.
- POINT/COUNTER. // Infectious Diseases in Children;May2013, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p11
The article presents the views of two American medical professionals on recommending FluMist as the influenza vaccine for children aged younger than 18 years.
- Interventions needed to improve influenza vaccination among HCWs. // Infectious Disease News;Aug2013, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p20
The article reports that specialist Rodolfo BÃ© said improved influenza vaccination rates among health care workers is possible with interventions such as making it easier to receive the vaccine and dealing with consequences such as neglecting to wear masks when in contact with patients.
- Education programs linked to improved HCW influenza vaccination rates. // Infectious Disease News;Jul2009, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p19
The article discusses a study of the role of education programs in helping hospitals increase the number of health care workers who receive influenza vaccination, presented at the 36th International Meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in Fort...
- Ask The Legai Expert. // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;May2013, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p20
The article provides an answer to a question of legal aspect of making influenza vaccination mandatory for medical staff.