Receptivity to mandatory influenza vaccination policies for healthcare workers among registered nurses working on inpatient units

Gregory A. Poland, Cori L. Ofstead, Sharon J. Tucker, Timothy J. Beebe

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Abstract

A survey that included questions about preferred methods of influenza prevention was completed by 513 registered nurses working on inpatient units. Vaccination was the preferred influenza prevention method among 83.0% of respondents. Of 506 respondents, 283 (56.0%) stated that mandatory influenza vaccination was appropriate for healthcare workers, and 394 (59.4%) of 512 RNs reported that they would support a policy requiring annual influenza vaccination for healthcare workers that allowed for informed declination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008

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Human Influenza
Inpatients
Vaccination
Nurses
Delivery of Health Care
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Receptivity to mandatory influenza vaccination policies for healthcare workers among registered nurses working on inpatient units. / Poland, Gregory A.; Ofstead, Cori L.; Tucker, Sharon J.; Beebe, Timothy J.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 29, No. 2, 02.2008, p. 170-173.

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Poland, Gregory A. ; Ofstead, Cori L. ; Tucker, Sharon J. ; Beebe, Timothy J. / Receptivity to mandatory influenza vaccination policies for healthcare workers among registered nurses working on inpatient units. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2008 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 170-173.
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