Improving influenza vaccination of healthcare workers by means of quality improvement tools

Jose Cadena, Teresa Prigmore, Jason Bowling, Beth Ann Ayala, Leni Kirkman, Amruta Parekh, Theresa Scepanski, Jan E. Patterson

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For a healthcare worker seasonal influenza vaccination quality improvement project, interventions included support of leadership, distribution of vaccine kits, grand rounds, an influenza website, a screensaver, e-mails, phone messages, and audit feedback. Vaccination rates increased from 58.8% to 76.6% (P!.01). Quality improvement increased the voluntary vaccination rate but did not achieve a rate more than 80%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-618
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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