A Call to Action encouraging healthcare professionals (HCPs) to receive annual influenza vaccination was issued in 2008 by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). This report cites Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data revealing that 58 percent of HCPs have not received their annual flu vaccine.
The Call to Action also includes key steps that healthcare institutions can take to ensure that their workers are vaccinated against influenza. The report, which highlights key insights on the current HCP environment, can be accessed from the link below.
NFID will use this Call to Action as a key resource in educating HCPs about the effects of influenza and alerting them to the actions they can take to prevent themselves, employees, and their patients from contracting this highly contagious infection.
NFID's Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates in Healthcare Personnel initiative is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant to NFID from sanofi pasteur.
Influenza Immunization Among Healthcare Personnel - Call to Action