Influenza vaccination of health care personnel in post-acute and long-term care facilities has been associated with reductions in all-cause mortality among patients and hospitalizations of individuals with influenza-like illness. These helpful tools were developed to help leaders and administrators in these facilities increase the influenza vaccination coverage rates of their staff.
This comprehensive guidance document was developed to help leaders and administrators of post-acute/long-term care facilities who are considering implementing influenza vaccination requirement policies for health care personnel in their facilities. The document provides the rationale for implementing these types of policies, describes operational considerations, discusses how to engage employees in the process, reviews ethical considerations, and provides an example of a sample policy and a sample exemption form.
This 1-page checklist summarizes the step-by-step process for creating, implementing, and evaluating an employee influenza vaccination policy in a long-term care facility. This document should be used in conjunction with the larger guidance document.
This list of Frequently Asked Questions provides answers to some of the most common questions about the implementation of an influenza vaccination requirement policy for health care personnel in post-acute and long-term care facilities. Separate sections address questions raised by employees/staff and those raised by administrators/leadership in long-term care facilities.