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Receptivity to Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Policies for Healthcare Workers Among Registered Nurses Working on Inpatient Units

Gregory A. Poland , MD, Cori L. Ofstead , MSPH, Sharon J. Tucker , PhD, RN and Timothy J. Beebe , PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 29, No. 2 (February 2008), pp. 170-173
DOI: 10.1086/526432
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/526432
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Receptivity to Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Policies for Healthcare Workers Among Registered Nurses Working on Inpatient Units
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Abstract

A survey that included questions about preferred methods of influenza prevention was completed by 513 registered nurses working on inpatient units. Vaccination was the preferred influenza prevention method among 83.0% of respondents. Of 506 respondents, 283 (56.0%) stated that mandatory influenza vaccination was appropriate for healthcare workers, and 394 (59.4%) of 512 RNs reported that they would support a policy requiring annual influenza vaccination for healthcare workers that allowed for informed declination.

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