Influenza vaccine and health-care workers: Strategies to achieve compliance in tertiary hospital

José María Elorza Ricart, Magda Campinas Martí, Xavier Martínez-Gómez, Alejandro Allepuz Palau, Esther Ferrer Gramunt, Marga Méndez-Aguirre Guitián

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-452
JournalMedicina Clinica
Volume119
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2002

Keywords

  • Coverage
  • Health-care workers
  • Influenza
  • Vaccination

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    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.