Surveillance for Healthcare Personnel Vaccination
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that all healthcare personnel (HCP) and persons in training for healthcare professions should be vaccinated annually against influenza. Persons who are infected with influenza virus, including those with subclinical infection, can transmit influenza virus to persons at higher risk for complications from influenza. Vaccination of HCP has been associated with reduced work absenteeism and with fewer deaths among nursing home patients and elderly hospitalized patients. Although annual vaccination is recommended for all HCP and is a high priority for reducing morbidity associated with influenza in healthcare settings, national survey data have demonstrated that vaccination coverage levels are only approximately 70% . This is well below the Healthy People 2020 goal of 90% for HCP influenza vaccination .
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2009." MMWR 58, no. Early Release (2009):1-52.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “ Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health-Care Personnel — United States, 2012–13 Influenza Season. ” MMWR 62(38);781-786. (Accessed August 26, 2014).
- Healthy People 2020. Immunization and Infectious Diseases . (Accessed June 15, 2012)
Resources for NHSN Users Already Enrolled
HCP Influenza Vaccination Summary: Comprehensive Training. June 2017 [PDF – 2M]
Comprehensive training slides on collecting and entering HCP influenza vaccination summary data.
HCP Influenza Vaccination Summary: Long-term care facilities. June 2017 [PDF – 2M]
Training slides covering long-term care facility data reporting instructions.
Training Webinars for the HCP Vaccination Module, February 2017.Re-casts and transcripts of these training webinars hosted by the CDC.
Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Module: Influenza Vaccination Summary Protocol November 2017 [PDF – 350K]
Guidelines and procedures monitored in the Vaccination Module of the Healthcare Personnel Safety Component or download the chapters individually:
Data Collection Forms
All Data Collection Forms are Print-only
- 57.203 Healthcare Personnel Safety Monthly Reporting Plan Form January 2018 [PDF – 41K]
- 57.214 Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Summary Form August 2014 [PDF – 152K]
- 57.215 Seasonal Survey on Influenza Vaccination Programs for Healthcare Personnel July 2017 [PDF – 113K]
CMS Supporting Materials
- New! Submission of Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Summary Data in NHSN. July 2017 [PDF – 282 KB]
- Methods and strategies used to collect healthcare personnel influenza vaccination data December 2013 [PDF – 188K]
- Healthcare Personnel Safety Component – Variable Reference List [PDF – 97K]
- Changing a CCN within NHSN (updated July 2015) [PDF – 290K]
- Page last reviewed: April 5, 2017
- Page last updated: January 25, 2018
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