Overview

Health care personnel (HCP) are at high risk for influenza exposure and illness, and may be a source of influenza virus transmission in health care settings. Annual influenza vaccination is an effective method of preventing influenza virus infection and its potentially serious complications.

As a condition of licensure, the Department of Public Health (DPH) regulations require all licensed healthcare facilities to offer free-of-charge, annual influenza vaccine to all personnel; document receipt of influenza vaccine administered within and outside the facility or document the declination of immunization; and report information to DPH, documenting compliance with the vaccination requirement.

You - as part of the team - can do some important but simple things to prevent infection.

Learn more about how you can plan a part in infection prevention from the Association for Processionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Healthcare employee influenza vaccination 2017 – 2018

Acute care hospital data reported during the 2017-2018 influenza season has been incorporated in the hospital specific healthcare associated infection data summaries available at the following link:

Clinic, Nursing Home, Rest Home, Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC), Dialysis, Non-acute Hospital, and Adult Day Health Center facility data reported during the 2017-2018 influenza season is available at the following link:

Healthcare employee influenza vaccination 2016 – 2017

Acute care hospital data reported during the 2016-2017 influenza season has been incorporated in the hospital specific healthcare associated infection data summaries available at the following link:

Clinic, Nursing Home, Rest Home, Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC), Dialysis, Non-acute Hospital, and Adult Day Health Center facility data reported during the 2016-2017 influenza season is available at the following link:

Healthcare employee influenza vaccination 2015 – 2016

Acute care hospital data reported during the 2015-2016 influenza season has been incorporated in the hospital specific healthcare associated infection data summaries available at the following link:

Clinic, Nursing Home, Rest Home and Adult Day Health Center facility data reported during the 2015-2016 influenza season is available at the following link.

Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC), Dialysis and Non-acute Hospital facility data reported during the 2015-2016 influenza season is available at the following link:

Healthcare employee influenza vaccination 2014 – 2015

Acute care hospital data reported during the 2014-2015 influenza season have been incorporated in the hospital specific healthcare associated infection data summaries available at the following link:

Healthcare employee influenza vaccination 2013 – 2014

Acute care hospital data reported during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

Methodology

The overall vaccination rate (percentage) is calculated by dividing the number of healthcare employees vaccinated (numerator) by the total number of healthcare employees (denominator). The influenza vaccine could have been administered in the healthcare facility or the employee may have reported receiving the vaccine elsewhere (i.e. physician's office, clinic, health center, etc.) Additional analysis includes facility specific percentages for declination of influenza by healthcare employees. For the purpose of the vaccination program, employees are defined as individuals, both full-time and part-time who are on the payroll as of December 31, 2010. This data will be updated annually. For questions please email dhcq.fludata@state.ma.us.

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