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Staff flu vaccination reduces incidence of staff and patients

Vaccination of staff in a tertiary care facility over a period of 12 influenza seasons increased vaccination coverage from 4% to 67%, reduced laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza amongst staff from 42% to 9%, and reduced nosocomial cases among hospitalized patients from 32% to 0.

Salgado, Cassandra D., Eve T. Giannetta, Frederick G. Hayden, and Barry M. Farr. Preventing Nosocomial Infections by Improving the Vaccine Acceptance Rate of Clinicians. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2004; 25(11): 923-8. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/502321

Reference

Title
Preventing Nosocomial Infections by Improving the Vaccine Acceptance Rate of Clinicians
Publication
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Salgado, Cassandra D., Eve T. Giannetta, Frederick G. Hayden, and Barry M. Farr
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 11
Pages
923-8
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