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Policy statement--recommendation for mandatory influenza immunization of all health care personnel. Pediatrics 2010 Oct;126(4):809-15

Date

09/15/2010

Pubmed ID

20837587

DOI

10.1542/peds.2010-2376

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-77957720462   51 Citations

Abstract

The purpose of this statement is to recommend implementation of a mandatory influenza immunization policy for all health care personnel. Immunization of health care personnel is a critically important step to substantially reduce health care-associated influenza infections. Despite the efforts of many organizations to improve influenza immunization rates with the use of voluntary campaigns, influenza coverage among health care personnel remains unacceptably low. Mandatory influenza immunization for all health care personnel is ethically justified, necessary, and long overdue to ensure patient safety.

Author List

Bernstein HH, Starke JR, American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Infectious Diseases

Author

Rodney E. Willoughby MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Cross Infection
Health Personnel
Humans
Immunization
Infectious Disease Transmission, Professional-to-Patient
Influenza, Human
Mandatory Programs