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Tip of the week: Ideas to increase flu vaccination rates for employees

Hospital Safety Insider, March 12, 2008

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Decrying the low rate of healthcare workers flu vaccination, the National Foundation for Infectious Disease offers ideas to improve the situation.

Possible strategies to consider include: 

  • Sending mobile vaccination carts around to units to inoculate workers
  • Offering flu shots to clinicians during grand rounds
  • Using gift incentive programs to influence workers to receive vaccination

These ideas and more are in the foundation's new report, Influenza Immunization Among Healthcare Personnel: Call to Action.



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