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Requiring influenza vaccination for health care workers.
Am J Public Health. 2009 Jan; 99(1):24-9.AJ

Abstract

Annual influenza vaccination for health care workers has the potential to benefit health care professionals, their patients, and their families by reducing the transmission of influenza in the health care setting. Furthermore, staff vaccination programs are cost-effective for health care institutions because of reduced staff illness and absenteeism. Despite international recommendations and strong ethical arguments for annual influenza immunization for health care professionals, staff utilization of vaccination remains low. We have analyzed the ethical implications of a variety of efforts to increase vaccination rates, including mandatory influenza vaccination. A program of incentives and sanctions may increase health care worker compliance with fewer ethical impediments than mandatory vaccination.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Discipline of Public Health, School of Population Health and Clinical Practice, Mail Drop 207, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19008501

Citation

Anikeeva, Olga, et al. "Requiring Influenza Vaccination for Health Care Workers." American Journal of Public Health, vol. 99, no. 1, 2009, pp. 24-9.
Anikeeva O, Braunack-Mayer A, Rogers W. Requiring influenza vaccination for health care workers. Am J Public Health. 2009;99(1):24-9.
Anikeeva, O., Braunack-Mayer, A., & Rogers, W. (2009). Requiring influenza vaccination for health care workers. American Journal of Public Health, 99(1), 24-9. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2008.136440
Anikeeva O, Braunack-Mayer A, Rogers W. Requiring Influenza Vaccination for Health Care Workers. Am J Public Health. 2009;99(1):24-9. PubMed PMID: 19008501.
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