The Joint Commission issues flu vaccination challenge

By: September 9th, 2010 Email This Post Print This Post

Cue the Olympic fanfare theme. The medal ceremony is just about to begin, Joint Commission style.

The accreditation organization is again issuing a Flu Vaccination Challenge (FVC) to healthcare facilities to raise vaccination rates among healthcare workers to medal-wining results:

  • Bronze 75%
  • Silver 85%
  • Gold 95%

During the last flu season, FVC participants averaged an immunization rate of 76%, which was 13% more than the previous year and 27% above the national healthcare workers flu vaccination average, according the FVC Web page.

In addition to the link to register for the challenge, the Web page includes resources for helping your organization increase vaccination rates among staff.

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