Support for mandatory health care worker influenza vaccination among allied health professionals, technical staff, and medical students.
Banach-DB; Zhang-C; Factor-SH; Calfee-DP
Am J Infect Control 2013 Apr; 41(4):354-356
Although policies mandating annual influenza vaccination among health care workers (HCWs) are recommended, little is known about which HCWs support mandatory vaccination. We surveyed non-physician, non-nursing HCWs to identify beliefs associated with supporting mandatory HCW vaccination. Although similarities were identified, some beliefs and concerns associated with supporting mandatory vaccination differed among HCW groups. Policy makers should understand these differences and address beliefs and concerns of all HCW groups when attempting to implement a mandatory influenza vaccination policy.
Health-care-personnel; Medical-personnel; Humans; Men; Women; Vaccines; Questionnaires;
Author Keywords: Influenza vaccination; Health care worker; Occupational health; Mandatory vaccination; Health beliefs
David P. Calfee, MD, MS, 525 East 68th Street, Box 265, New York, NY 10065
American Journal of Infection Control
Mount Sinai School of Medicine