This resource provides infection preventionists and their employee/occupational health colleagues with a full spectrum of information, tools, and resources that will assist them with the appropriate use of vaccines within a healthcare personnel immunization program.
This paper outlines APIC’s position regarding mandatory influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP). APIC recommends that hospitals, long-term care, and other facilities that employ healthcare personnel, implement a comprehensive strategy that incorporates all of the recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for influenza vaccination of HCP.
The Joint Commission collaborated with APIC and other infection prevention organizations to develop this monograph, which highlights evidence-based guidelines, published research studies, legislative and regulatory efforts, and accreditation considerations related to improving seasonal influenza vaccination rates in healthcare personnel.
This guideline provides methods for reducing the transmission of infections of healthcare-associated infections in healthcare settings.