Safety

Mandatory flu shots: How two healthcare systems found success

OSHA Healthcare Connection, June 15, 2010

Every year, medical facilities plead with employees to get their annual influenza vaccinations. Some initiate campaigns as early as August, explaining the value of receiving the flu shot as well as the patient safety implications and worker safety benefits.

But despite even the most rigorous efforts, medical facilities often struggle to get flu shot rates over 50%. An article in HealthLeaders Media discuses how two healthcare facilities, one small and one large, figured out how to make mandatory flu shots work.

Click here for an excerpt and the link to the full article.

 

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