Joint Commission pushing for flu shot improvement

May 2011
Hospital Infection Control & Prevention;May2011, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p4
The article focuses on the need to improve influenza immunization of medical personnel in various health care facilities as mandated by the Joint Commission with its infection control standard. It notes that this standard requires hospitals to document the methodology used in administering flu vaccination in their respective institutions, and to improve their vaccination rates. They should also submit a report on the various reasons of some medical staff for declining influenza vaccination.


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