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:7/11/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- VAPETEK™, Inc. has announced a ... use in portable vaporizers, which contains CBD, or ... cannabis, cannabidiol offers consumers a THC-free product made ... vaporizer technology. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/126344 ... different compounds which are currently known, two of ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... HILL, N.C. , July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of pharmaceutical marketing and, consequently, organizations are turning ... for patients. As part of this ... it,s important to educate, communicate and engage patients ... disease awareness to patient empowerment. By mapping the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , July 11, 2014 ... research analysis approaches are evolving across industry sectors ... are now examining better ways to engage with ... how consumers inform themselves and make critical purchasing ... by benchmarking firm, Best Practices, LLC, one area ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:VAPETEK Releases CBD-Infused eLiquid For The Consumer Market 2New Study Uses Six-Step Patient Journey as Framework for Consumer-Focused Marketing Opportunities 2New Technologies Transforming Consumer Marketing Research Playbook 2
... Mass., March 18, 2011 Cytel ... implementation services and software, proudly announced today the ... Baker as Vice President, Clinical Research Services. ... demonstrated biopharmaceutical development leadership at some of the ...
... family of Midland, Michigan have a new lease on ... and Mike ALL underwent Roux-en-Y bariatric surgery ... to offer this life-changing surgery. The surgeries were performed ... The family has lost 445 pounds, and counting. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cytel Hires Biopharmaceutical Development Veteran Jim Baker to Support Expansion of its Clinical Research Offerings 2Midland Family Undergoes Bariatric Surgery at Hurley Medical Center--Loses 445 Pounds & Counting—Tells their Life-Saving Story to Media on March 18, 2011 2
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 Max International ... Chris Mullin, will be the featured guest at its ... in Puerto Rico. Attendees will learn about Max’s ... in two exhibition basketball games and perform in a ... supplier of health- and energy-boosting supplements , has recently ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Recently, MyDressCity.com, ... and women’s special occasion outfits, has released its new ... all the new products are available at discounted prices. ... 26, 2014. , In the company’s online shop, ... all of them are made with great materials. MyDressCity.com’s ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Fadhits.com is popular among worldwide women. Its ... beautiful. Recently, the company has announced its new selection ... more, all these outfits are available at discounted prices ... the supplier is now offering similar discounts for many ... has many other designs for sale, including flower girl ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Epidemiologists forecast an increase in the ... 8,062 diagnosed incident cases in 2013 to 11,568 diagnosed ... (AGR) of 4.35%, during the forecast period. In 2023, ... incident cases of aGVHD in the 6MM, with 4,989 ... number of diagnosed incident cases of aGVHD, with 704 ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... optical imaging device developed at Cedars-Sinai can provide ... the brain and are a classic sign of ... conducting a clinical trial in Australia. , The ... an oral presentation at the Alzheimer,s Association International ... invited by conference organizers to participate in a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Max International Announces NBA Dream Team Member Chris Mullin as Featured Guest of Charity Event 2Health News:Max International Announces NBA Dream Team Member Chris Mullin as Featured Guest of Charity Event 3Health News:Max International Announces NBA Dream Team Member Chris Mullin as Featured Guest of Charity Event 4Health News:Cheap Elegant Quinceanera Dresses Unveiled by MyDressCity.com 2Health News:Fadhits.com Announces a Special Offer on Elegant Quinceanera Dresses 2Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Study of noninvasive retinal imaging device presented at Alzheimer's conference 2Health News:Study of noninvasive retinal imaging device presented at Alzheimer's conference 3
... that are becoming increasingly common as a first line of ... the kidneys may not be necessary, according to a new ... The study shows that the condition, known as ... a very small percentage of cases and does not always ...
... Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, ... youth organizations from 30 states for a press conference ... provision impacting young adults in health insurance reform legislation. ... their parents, insurance through the age of 26. Also ...
... D. Porpoise Evans, a litigation associate in the Miami ... been named among the "40 Under 40" outstanding lawyers of ... lawyers will be honored at the CFF benefit dinner on ... "Porpoise,s recognition as one of Miami-Dade County,s top up-and-coming young ...
... Zones Vitality Project Inspired Residents to Make Simple Changes, ... 13 The AARP(R)/Blue Zones(R) Vitality Project sponsored ... life expectancy of the citizens of Albert Lea increased ... unprecedented 10-month city-wide health makeover. The project was ...
... Senate Finance Committee,s approval of an ambitious health reform plan ... health care to tens of millions of people who lack ... or face exorbitant charges, and begin to address the nation,s ... care costs. , The Congressional Budget Office has reported that ...
... , MONROVIA, Calif. and HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 13 ... the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: NIUS), a leading U.S.-based ... for children, today announced that the Company successfully launched ... prior to the national holiday week in China. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study questions need for routine intervention in patients with renovascular disease 2Health News:Study questions need for routine intervention in patients with renovascular disease 3Health News:Pelosi Announces Key Provision in Health Insurance Reform for Young Adults 2Health News:Pelosi Announces Key Provision in Health Insurance Reform for Young Adults 3Health News:Pelosi Announces Key Provision in Health Insurance Reform for Young Adults 4Health News:Pelosi Announces Key Provision in Health Insurance Reform for Young Adults 5Health News:Pelosi Announces Key Provision in Health Insurance Reform for Young Adults 6Health News:Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Names Greenberg Traurig Attorney D. Porpoise Evans Among the '40 Under 40' Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County 2Health News:Albert Lea Residents Add 3.1 Years of Life Expectancy 2Health News:Albert Lea Residents Add 3.1 Years of Life Expectancy 3Health News:Albert Lea Residents Add 3.1 Years of Life Expectancy 4Health News:Albert Lea Residents Add 3.1 Years of Life Expectancy 5Health News:Statement of Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on The Senate Finance Committee's Health Reform Plan 2Health News:Statement of Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on The Senate Finance Committee's Health Reform Plan 3Health News:Niusule Launches 'Niusule Gummy Bears' in China 2Health News:Niusule Launches 'Niusule Gummy Bears' in China 3
... Series I Instrument program offers state-of-the-art quality ... while maintaining strength and durability. Low profile ... tight joint spaces. Series I instruments are ... style, size and angle required for large ...
... offers state-of-the-art quality in an instrument of ... durability. Low profile cutting tips allow access ... I instruments are available in just about ... required for large and small joint arthroscopic ...
... Instrument program offers state-of-the-art quality in an ... strength and durability. Low profile cutting tips ... spaces. Series I instruments are available in ... and angle required for large and small ...
... The Series I Instrument program offers ... low profile, while maintaining strength and durability. ... pathology in tight joint spaces. Series I ... cutting tip style, size and angle required ...
Medicine Products: