What is the influenza vaccination rate among healthcare personnel (HCP)?

As reported in the September 19, 2014 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), overall, 75.2% of HCP reported having received an influenza vaccination for the 2013-2014 season. Increases in influenza vaccination rates between the 2010-2011 and 2013-2014 influenza seasons are notable within all occupational settings, except for in LTC settings (see Figure 1). Since the 2011-2012 influenza season, HCP in LTC settings continued to have the lowest reported influenza vaccination rates among all HCP. In comparison, the Healthy People 2020 annual target goal for immunization vaccination among HCP is 90% (see Healthy People 2020 objective IID-12.9).
The CDC has launched a new toolkit for long term care employers aimed at increasing the influenza vaccination rate among health care personnel in long term care settings.

Figure 1. Percentage of healthcare personnel (HCP) who received influenza vaccination, by occupational setting—Internet panel survey, United States, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-2014 influenza seasons

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