Increased influenza vaccination of healthcare workers at a pediatric cancer hospital

Results of a comprehensive influenza vaccination campaign

Jonathan Mccullers, Kathleen M. Speck, Bonnie F. Williams, Hua Liang, Joseph Mirro

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Abstract

A comprehensive influenza vaccination campaign improved vaccination rates among healthcare workers with direct patient care responsibilities from 45% during the 2003-2004 influenza season to 80% during the 2004-2005 season. A strategy of weekly feedback to unvaccinated employees was the most important factor in enhancing the rate of vaccination acceptance and was particularly effective among the nursing staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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Cancer Care Facilities
Immunization Programs
Pediatric Hospitals
Human Influenza
Vaccination
Delivery of Health Care
Nursing Staff
Patient Care

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Increased influenza vaccination of healthcare workers at a pediatric cancer hospital : Results of a comprehensive influenza vaccination campaign. / Mccullers, Jonathan; Speck, Kathleen M.; Williams, Bonnie F.; Liang, Hua; Mirro, Joseph.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.12.2006, p. 77-79.

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