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Evaluation of the First Year of National Reporting on a New Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Performance Measure by US Hospitals

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 December 2015

Samantha B. Dolan*
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Global Health, Global Immunization Division, Atlanta, Georgia
Elizabeth J. Kalayil
Affiliation:
CDC, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Immunization Services Division, Atlanta, Georgia Carter Consulting, Atlanta, Georgia
Megan C. Lindley
Affiliation:
CDC, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Immunization Services Division, Atlanta, Georgia
Faruque Ahmed
Affiliation:
CDC, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
*
Address correspondence to Samantha B. Dolan, MPH, Global Immunization Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS A 04, Atlanta, GA 30333 (uzn7@cdc.gov).

Abstract

One thousand hospitals were surveyed on a new measure of healthcare personnel influenza vaccination for the 2012–2013 influenza season. Facilities found it easier to collect data on employees than nonemployees; larger facilities reported more challenges than smaller facilities. Barriers may decrease over time as facilities become accustomed to the measure.

Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2016;37(2):222–225

Type
Concise Communications
Copyright
© 2015 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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