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Document ID (ISN)109768
CIS number 09-946
ISSN - Serial title 0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Anikeeva O., Braunack-Mayer A., Rogers W.
Title Requiring influenza vaccination for health care workers
Bibliographic information Jan. 2009, Vol. 99, No.1, p.24-29. 32 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; influenza; vaccination; health programmes; hospitals; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) contagion; human behaviour; motivation; medical supervision; ethics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Workplace health promotion
Ethical issues
Bacterial and parasitic diseases