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Community Best Practices - Examples of Successful Influenza Vaccination Programs in Long-term Care (LTC) Settings

You may wish to see how other long-term care (LTC) employers have approached vaccinating their staff against influenza, and what methods may produce higher vaccination rates. Some examples of the best practices used in LTC settings are provided below.

Please Note: We are seeking additional examples of programs that have been particularly effective in increasing influenza vaccination rates of health care workers. If you have a recent (2010-2011 flu season or later) success story or best practices that you would like to share, please submit a summary to fluinbox@cdc.gov.

This section will be updated with new stories as they become available.

Source

Facility and link for more information

Vaccination rate (influenza season)

Best Practices Used by Facility

National Adult and Influenza Summit (NAIIS)
Submitted Best Practices

Meadow View Terrace [72 KB, 1 page]
(Nursing home)

94%
(2007-2008)

  • Staff education
  • Employer covered costs of vaccination
  • Easy access to vaccination
    • On-site vaccination
    • Vaccination was scheduled for part-time and on-call staff
  • Prize/Incentives
  • Reminders to staff
    • Follow-up for employees who missed scheduled clinics

National Adult and Influenza Summit (NAIIS)
Submitted Best Practices

North End Rehab and Nursing Center, Boston, Massachusetts [72 KB, 1 page]
(Nursing home)

80%
(2007-2008)

  • Staff education
  • Employer covered costs of vaccination
  • Easy access to vaccination
    • On-site vaccination
  • Management encouragement/support of vaccination
  • Prize/Incentives
  • Declination form

National Adult and Influenza Summit (NAIIS)
Submitted Best Practices

Ridgeview Place Assisted Living, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota [71 KB, 1 page]
(Assisted living housing facility)

90%
(2007-2008)

  • Staff education
  • Employer covered costs of vaccination
  • Easy access to vaccination
    • On-site vaccination
  • Management encouragement/support of vaccination
    • Vaccinated management first
  • Prize/Incentives

News Publication
Monday, January 28, 2013

Rochester Manor Nursing Center
(Nursing home)

85%
(2013)

  • Use of declination forms
  • In the event of an influenza outbreak in the facility, unvaccinated employees are required to take unpaid leave
  • Unvaccinated employees who become ill with influenza must pay for their own treatment
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