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Seasonal Influenza and Tdap Vaccination Policies in Michigan Hospitals: Progress Yet Substantial Capacity to Improve
Cristi A. Carlton MPH, Dean G. Sienko MD MS and Patricia A. Vranesich RN BSN
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 34, No. 3 (March 2013), pp. 321-324
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/669520
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We determined the prevalence of mandatory influenza and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination policies for staff in Michigan hospitals and factors affecting policy implementation. Forty-one percent of responders reported a mandatory influenza vaccination policy, and 11% reported a mandatory Tdap vaccination policy. The support of hospital leadership is critical to policy implementation and overcoming barriers.
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