|Document ID (ISN)||109768|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
|Convention or series no.
||Anikeeva O., Braunack-Mayer A., Rogers W.
||Requiring influenza vaccination for health care workers
||Jan. 2009, Vol. 99, No.1, p.24-29. 32 ref.
||Annual influenza vaccination for health care workers has the potential to benefit health care professionals, their patients and their families by reducing the transmission of influenza in health care settings. Furthermore, staff vaccination programmes are cost-effective for health care institutions because of reduced staff illness and absenteeism. However, rates of vaccination remain low. This study analysed the ethical implications of a variety of efforts to increase vaccination rates, including mandatory influenza vaccination. It is concluded that a programme of incentives and sanctions may increase health care worker compliance with fewer ethical impediments than mandatory vaccination.
||Australia; influenza; vaccination; health programmes; hospitals; health care personnel
||contagion; human behaviour; motivation; medical supervision; ethics
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Workplace health promotion
Viral diseases (other than aids)