Immunization Action Coalition
Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Policies for Healthcare Workers IAC is recognizing the stellar examples of influenza vaccination mandates in healthcare settings. According to bioethicist Arthur Caplan, PhD, Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, “If you can get close to 100 percent vaccination rates [among healthcare workers], you can cut patient death rates from flu by 40 percent.”
The best way to prevent transmission of influenza to our patients is to mandate vaccination of healthcare workers.
To be included in the honor roll, your organization’s mandate must require influenza vaccination for employees and must include serious measures to prevent transmission of influenza from unvaccinated workers to patients. Such measures might include a mask requirement, reassignment to non-patient-care duties, or dismissal of the employee. The list below represents the champions who have taken the lead in mandating healthcare worker vaccination against influenza. More than 80 organizations are now enrolled.
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