Seasonal Influenza and Tdap Vaccination Policies in Michigan Hospitals: Progress Yet Substantial Capacity to Improve

Source: Cristi A. Carlton, Dean G. Sienko, and Patricia A. Vranesich, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 34, No. 3, March 2013
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From the abstract:
We determined the prevalence of mandatory influenza and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination policies for staff in Michigan hospitals and factors affecting policy implementation. Forty-one percent of responders reported a mandatory influenza vaccination policy, and 11% reported a mandatory Tdap vaccination policy. The support of hospital leadership is critical to policy implementation and overcoming barriers….