X jjm van delden et al, the ethics of mandatory vaccination against influenza for health care workers, vaccine vol 26, 5562, 5562 (2008) (note, this article relates to nursing home health care providers with a conclusion regarding obligations. For example, in the uk all healthcare workers involved in patient care are recommended to receive the seasonal flu vaccine, and were also recommended to be vaccinated against the h1n1/09 (later renamed a(h1n1)pdm09) swine flu virus during the 2009 pandemic. Among unvaccinated health care personnel who did not intend to get the flu vaccination during this flu season, the most common reason reported for not getting vaccinated was that they don't think that flu vaccines work. The centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) advisory committee on immunization practices (acip) recommends routine influenza vaccination for all women who are or will be pregnant during the influenza season.
Healthcare workers should receive the vaccines they require before or within the first few weeks of employment, except for influenza vaccine, which should be administered every year between march and may. By protecting themselves with flu vaccine, health and social care workers reduce the risk of spreading flu to patients and of disruption to their care services, which is particularly important in autumn and winter, when pressures on frontline services may be severe. Oregon health care worker influenza vaccination | health care worker vaccination data 7 table 1 reflects hcw influenza vaccination data for the 2016-2017 influenza season it is the number of vaccinated hcws among hcws without medical contraindication.
Increasing flu vaccination rates among healthcare workers position statements from professional organizations, mandatory influenza vaccination policies, and many helpful resources from the national influenza vaccine summit's website. Research and health care work in foreign countries by hospital and other health care workers may put them at greater risk of certain diseases vaccination against diseases such as polio, cholera, japanese encephalitis, meningococcal disease, plague, rabies, typhoid, or yellow fever should be considered when indicated for foreign travel. According to the agency, this represents the most complete picture so far of influenza vaccination rates for hospital-based health care workers, since acute care hospitals represent a large portion of hospitals in the united states. Cdc does not issue any requirements or mandates for state agencies, health systems, or health care workers regarding infection control practices, including influenza vaccination there are no legally mandated vaccinations for adults, except for persons entering military service. 455 percent of health care personnel received influenza vaccine in 2008 276 percent of pregnant women received influenza vaccine in 2008 b vaccine coverage.
To ensure health care workers are vaccinated, the cdc recommends educating employees about the benefits of vaccinations, promoting vaccinations and providing free vaccinations the report was published sept 30 in the cdc's morbidity and mortality weekly report. In a recent article, dr nass described the complaint and resulting settlement of seven health care workers in erie, pa who were fired for refusing flu vaccines for religious reasons. R23-17-hcw § 354 states that annual influenza vaccination is required for all health care workers as defined in r23-17-hcw § 16, subject to vaccine supply, and requires each health care facility to develop a specific plan to require annual influenza vaccination of all healthcare workers at no cost to the health care worker. The aap also reaffirms its support for mandatory influenza vaccination for all health care workers nationwide the updated recommendations from the aap are contained in two policy statements in the october 2015 pediatrics.
Annual influenza vaccination for health care workers (hcws) is widely endorsed [1-5] and increasingly enforced on the basis that it will reduce influenza-associated morbidity and mortality in patients [6-10. Because of the increased severity of influenza in pregnancy, inactivated influenza vaccine is recommended for pregnant women, regardless of trimester of pregnancy in addition, pregnant women with suspected or confirmed influenza should receive prompt empiric treatment with an appropriate antiviral medication. Although influenza vaccination aims primarily at protecting vulnerable high risk groups against severe influenza-associated disease and death, influenza causes considerable morbidity worldwide and represents a public health problem with significant socioeconomic implications. Influenza vaccine and health care workers more than one way to skin a literature there are many ways to apply the medical literature for me it starts with the premise that health care workers may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Healthcare workers prevent the spread of flu and save lives by getting the flu vaccine the best way to protect you, your family and your patients is to get this year's vaccine you can pass the flu virus to somebody you care for even before you know that you are sick.
Health care workers are at increased risk of transmitting influenza in the health care setting and are highly recommended to receive their annual influenza vaccination free influenza vaccine is provided for all health care workers employed in nsw health facilities. Ty and supports mandatory influenza vaccination of health care workers to protect the health of patients, health care workers, and the community society for healthcare epidemiology of america (shea. Report on the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccine amongst frontline health care workers (hcws) during the 2016 to 2017 influenza vaccination programme in england published 11 may 2017 from.
State immunization laws for healthcare workers and patients nb: this database is no longer current it was last updated in november 2014 more current information for some of the laws can be found on the public health law program's (phlp) vaccination laws web page. Npsf recognizes vaccine-preventable diseases as a matter of patient safety and supports mandatory influenza vaccination of health care workers to protect the health of patients, health care workers, and the community. Nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers across the country are fighting back, however this week, the massachusetts nurses association sued brigham and women's hospital in boston to block a policy to require nurses to get flu shots as a condition of employment.