Background: The effectiveness of immunization of health-care workers (HCWs) to reduce nosocomial transmission of influenza is well established. The objective of this study is to evaluate HCWs vaccination rates in a tertiary hospital. Patients and method: Data of influenza immunization rates among HCWs during two consecutive campaigns have been examined. A descriptive analysis of coverage by age, sex, occupation and job areas is performed. Results: Vaccination rates ranged from 12.7 to 14.7%. Vaccine acceptance among medical residents was significantly higher than in other occupation categories (31.5 and 25.5%, respectively). HCWs at maternal and pediatric areas showed higher immunization rates. Conclusions: Despite active immunization campaigns, influenza vaccination rates among HCWs are quite low.
|Publication status||Published - 12 Oct 2002|
- Health-care workers
Elorza Ricart, J. M., Campinas Martí, M., Martínez-Gómez, X., Allepuz Palau, A., Ferrer Gramunt, E., & Méndez-Aguirre Guitián, M. (2002). Influenza vaccine and health-care workers: Strategies to achieve compliance in tertiary hospital. Medicina Clinica, 119(12), 451-452.