Approaching perfection on worker flu shot acceptance rates

By: July 12th, 2010 Email This Post Print This Post

In the last few years Lakeview Medical Center in northwest Wisconsin and BJC Healthcare in St. Louis, two healthcare systems of very different sizes, had decent percentage rates of workers who annually accepted flu immunizations each season, but they wanted to do an even better job of protecting patients and employees.

The next step was mandatory flu immunizations for employees and volunteers. Making flu shoats a condition of employment increased acceptance rates to more than 90%.

Is this the year you move to mandatory flu shots? Discover how to accomplish this by joining infection preventionists Hilary M. Babcock, M.D., MPH, and Terri Ruppel, RN, BSN, CIC, IP for Mandatory Influenza Vaccinations: Get Healthcare Staff Onboard at Your Facility, Wednesday, July 14, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Eastern), This live Webcast, only $99,  will walk you through two case studies on how to convince leadership that you need a mandatory vaccination policy, how to anticipate and respond to employee apprehension, and how to define acceptable exemptions.

As a bonus to OSHA Healthcare Advisor visitors, click here to download  a talking points document which addresses employee fears and concerns about mandatory vaccinations—a sample of the many valuable tools you will receive when you register for this program!


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