Navigation Links
Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Personnel Remain Well Below National Goal
Date:2/27/2008

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Highlights Critical Need for

Improved Rates; Illustrates Best Practices

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recent data revealing that only 42 percent of health care personnel have received their annual influenza vaccination, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has published two new reports: a Call to Action urging health care personnel to receive annual influenza vaccines and a Best Practices report illustrating innovative programs for increasing immunization rates.

These reports are part of a major initiative led by NFID to address the critical need to improve influenza vaccination rates among health care personnel. Despite many public health organizations' recommendations that health care personnel be vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data reveal that more than half do not receive their annual influenza vaccination.

"Too many valuable health care personnel risk contracting influenza because they have not been vaccinated," said William Schaffner, M.D., Vice President, NFID. "Even more troubling is the fact that these employees risk spreading the virus among the sick and often immunocompromised patients under their care. These reports, together, elevate awareness of the implications of unvaccinated health care personnel and offer health facilities innovative solutions for increasing influenza vaccination among their employees."

Call to Action Sheds Light on Vaccination Gaps

The Call to Action, "Influenza Immunization among Health Care Personnel," urges employers to dedicate adequate resources to ensure influenza immunization in the workplace. Health care personnel include all persons working in health care settings, including home health care, who have contact with patients.

Unvaccinated health facility employees can be a significant source of influenza virus transmission -- among each othe
'/>"/>

SOURCE National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Novavax Announces Favorable Interim Results from Human Clinical Trial for Its Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Program
2. Novavax Announces Preclinical Results for Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Program
3. GE Healthcare and Novavax Establish Collaboration To Develop and Market Pandemic Influenza Solution
4. Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition Encourages Vaccination Throughout the Influenza Season
5. Sinovac Provides Update in Pandemic Influenza Vaccines (H5N1) Phase II Clinical Trials
6. Actress and Mother Jennifer Garner Kicks Off American Lung Associations Faces of Influenza Awareness Campaign, Encouraging Families to Get Vaccinated Against Influenza
7. Sanofi Pasteur Initiates Phase II Trial of Cell Culture-Based Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
8. AlphaVax Announces Results From Phase 1 Influenza Vaccine Clinical Trial
9. Actress and Mother Jennifer Garner Joins American Lung Association to Encourage Americans to Get an Influenza Vaccination
10. Vical Demonstrates Dose-sparing of Protein-based H5N1 Influenza Vaccine With Vaxfectin(TM) Adjuvant
11. Isis Announces $1.2 Million Award to Its Ibis Subsidiary to Expand Influenza Detection Capabilities and Enable Large-Scale Influenza Transmission Studies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW ), the global leader ... announced that Robert A. Ingram has retired from ... ardent champion for innovation in the lifesciences industry, and it ... board as we pursue our focused innovation strategy," said ... provided a valuable perspective to our board, drawing on his ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015  Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. ... and manufacturer of the t:slim® and t:flex™ Insulin ... non-exclusive Development Agreements with Dexcom, Inc. to allow ... with the Dexcom G5 and G6 continuous glucose ... generation pump platform with Dexcom,s future CGM systems ...
(Date:7/30/2015)...  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced ... Key results include: , Total revenues increased ... to $5,370 million, with 6 percent product sales ... Prolia ® (denosumab), Sensipar ® (cinacalcet), ... (denosumab). Unfavorable changes in foreign exchange rates impacted ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Development Agreement with Dexcom for Integration of Future Generation CGM Systems 2Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Development Agreement with Dexcom for Integration of Future Generation CGM Systems 3Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 2Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 3Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 4Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 5Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 6Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 7Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 8Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 9Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 10Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 11Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 12Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 13Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 14Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 15Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 16Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 17Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 18Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 19Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 20Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 21Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 22Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 23
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... ... (“GPP”) portfolio company has acquired Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness (“Premier”) — with ... of state-of-the-art clinics. , “Our acquisition of Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness solidifies ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... Lume Wellness creators Alex, Robert, and Sam have ... the Apple AppStore. , The app is designed to track various metrics of ... tool to view personal health and use this information for positive behavior modification. Lume ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... “ reTXT ” was featured on NewsWatch as ... applications on the market for iOS, Android, and Windows. Joe Toohey, the host of ... to clarify, edit and delete any message including ones already sent. , While text ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... That’s right, the ... the STASH awards? The Significant Technological Achievements in Secretive Horticulture (or STASH) Awards, ... as tried-and-true products that have stood the test of time. These include lighting ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... When the weather turned ... debuted their new type of sod called Leisure Time(TM) zoysia . It's nicknamed ... , To commemorate introduction of this new type of sod, Super-Sod is giving away ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Professional Physical Therapy Now Largest Outpatient Physical Therapy Provider in Northeast With Acquisition of Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness 2Health News:Lume Wellness Launches Health and Fitness Tracker iPhone App 2Health News:Correct Auto-Correct and Clarify the Unclear with reTXT Messaging App 2Health News:The High Times S.T.A.S.H. Awards Are in, Guess Who Took Home the Prize for “Best Grow System” 2Health News:Super-Sod Introduces Leisure Time(TM) Zoysia Grass with an Adirondack Chair Promotion 2
... DENVER, Sept. 15 DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), ... chronic kidney disease (CKD), has been recognized in the state of ... quality improvement goal. DaVita(R) strives to maximize the well-being and health ... thereby minimizing the risk of complications. , , ...
... long-term health, researchers say , TUESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay ... risk of becoming obese in adulthood, new research has ... 11 in the journal BMC Medicine , researchers ... at the Institute of Psychiatry at King,s College London, ...
... , ELLICOT CITY, Md., Sept. 15 As ... public, doctors and medical staff are beginning to evaluate their practice ... investing in PC-based medical equipment. , , Medical ... practice. Doctors must use the same precision and care they give ...
... DULUTH, Ga., Sept. 15 Personal care products that we ... the normal functions of our hormone systems. Phthalates, also known ... mold into shapes for product packaging and as fragrance for perfumes ... as cosmetics, to extend shelf-life and eliminate fungi and bacteria. ...
... , PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 15 Walkers ... on October 4, 2009 at 11a.m. on behalf of Hasbro ... Patients, families, hospital staff and the public are invited ... and cutting-edge pediatric research in this festive fall fundraiser. Grand ...
... NEW YORK, Sept. 15 September is Gynecologic ... know about stopping cervical cancer before it starts. , ... http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C/?feed=87Da6djhJbhbBEXOgbR8M02MtmGj6BeR , , ... for free and unrestricted use at http://www.mediaseed.tv ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Data Shows DaVita Facilities Lead Virginia in Improving Kidney Patient Care 2Health News:Anxious Kids at Risk for Obesity in Adulthood 2Health News:More Doctors Diagnose PC as a Winner 2Health News:Metametrix Announces Availability of Phthalates & Parabens Profile to Help Identify Everyday Exposures 2Health News:Metametrix Announces Availability of Phthalates & Parabens Profile to Help Identify Everyday Exposures 3Health News:Hasbro Children's Hospital Kicks Off Inaugural Fundraising Walk 2Health News:Hasbro Children's Hospital Kicks Off Inaugural Fundraising Walk 3
The Sabre 2400 provides high power performance and key user features to meet today's demanding electrosurgical needs. It is an ideal general-purpose electrosurgical generator....
The ExcaliburPlus PC is the most powerful isolated ESU with 10,000 V PTP in spray coag....
The ExcaliburPlus PC is the most powerful isolated ESU with 10,000 V PTP in spray coag....
Malis CMC-III Generator provides both coagulation and cutting outputs....
Medicine Products: