National Foundation For Infectious Diseases
Good news: More skilled nursing facility staff are getting their annual influenza vaccine than ever before. Last season, nearly 70% were vaccinated, up from 64% a year earlier. Bad news: SNF staff still have the lowest influenza vaccination coverage rates of healthcare professionals by work location.
Around 70% of adult U.S. women said that while they received a vaccination in the past five years, most said they believed their shots were not up-to-date, according to a new survey.
Let's talk about that controversial topic: mandatory healthcare worker influenza vaccination. I can hear the arguments for both sides already. But I say the case is clear.