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Electronic solutions to enhance tracking and compliance with mandatory influenza vaccination for all hospital staff

  • Author(s): Quan, KA
  • Cousins, SM
  • Hizon, DA
  • Heck, KK
  • Samuelson, P
  • Garcia, F
  • Huang, SS
  • et al.

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https://doi.org/10.1086/678415
Abstract

© 2014 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved. In implementing a hospital mandatory influenza vaccination policy, we developed an automated, real-time tracking and reminder system. Of 6,957 policy-covered individuals automatically identified, automated reminders left only 5 requiring counseling. This decreased Occupational Health workload in contacting noncompliant individuals and hosting vaccination events while simultaneously facilitating a 96% vaccination rate.

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