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17-11-2017 10:00 AM

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17-11-2017 11:30 AM

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Background: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention had discovered that only 66.7% healthcare personnel were vaccinated in early 2015-16 influenza season nationally. Annual influenza vaccination acceptance by the healthcare personnel could deliver enhanced quality of care by preventing hospital-acquired influenza and thereby alleviating patients’ suffering and healthcare costs.

Objectives: The goal of this systematic integrated literature review was to determine the effect of mandatory influenza vaccination for healthcare personnel on the influenza rate.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted using keywords “mandatory”, “influenza vaccination”, and “healthcare personnel” to search the literature published between 2010 and 2017.

Results: This study revealed that hospital-acquired influenza poses a higher risk of morbidity and mortality for the patients in acute settings, and employees’ conscious awareness and commitment is vital in preventing such. Increasing influenza vaccination acceptance by healthcare personnel could decrease the incidence of hospital-acquired influenza.

Conclusion: The lack of knowledge and education is negatively affecting the voluntary acceptance of influenza vaccination by the healthcare worker, duration of patient stays in an acute setting, and employee presenteeism. Health care personnel influenza vaccination could potentially reduce the incidences of hospital-acquired influenza-like symptoms and influenza incidence rate.

Keywords: mandatory, influenza vaccination, healthcare personnel, influenza, flu

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Correlation Between Mandatory Influenza Vaccination for Healthcare Personnel on the Influenza Rate

Background: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention had discovered that only 66.7% healthcare personnel were vaccinated in early 2015-16 influenza season nationally. Annual influenza vaccination acceptance by the healthcare personnel could deliver enhanced quality of care by preventing hospital-acquired influenza and thereby alleviating patients’ suffering and healthcare costs.

Objectives: The goal of this systematic integrated literature review was to determine the effect of mandatory influenza vaccination for healthcare personnel on the influenza rate.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted using keywords “mandatory”, “influenza vaccination”, and “healthcare personnel” to search the literature published between 2010 and 2017.

Results: This study revealed that hospital-acquired influenza poses a higher risk of morbidity and mortality for the patients in acute settings, and employees’ conscious awareness and commitment is vital in preventing such. Increasing influenza vaccination acceptance by healthcare personnel could decrease the incidence of hospital-acquired influenza.

Conclusion: The lack of knowledge and education is negatively affecting the voluntary acceptance of influenza vaccination by the healthcare worker, duration of patient stays in an acute setting, and employee presenteeism. Health care personnel influenza vaccination could potentially reduce the incidences of hospital-acquired influenza-like symptoms and influenza incidence rate.

Keywords: mandatory, influenza vaccination, healthcare personnel, influenza, flu

 

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