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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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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