ANA continues to be concerned about the unacceptably low seasonal influenza vaccination rates amongst registered nurses and other healthcare personnel.
In January 2008, ANA announced the 2007-2008 Best Practices in Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Campaign. This project was a continuation of the 2006-2007 campaign, funded by sanofi pasteur. The recognition campaign elicited responses from health care organizations with effective seasonal influenza vaccination programs that resulted in increased seasonal influenza vaccination of registered nurses and other healthcare personnel. The goal of the program was to learn from the successful vaccination programs to assist other organizations to increase their rates of seasonal influenza by incorporating highlighted effective elements from the awarded programs. Occupational health and infection control nurses in various healthcare organizations can utilize the brochure and other materials developed based on the findings in planning and implementing their respective programs
Again this year, ANA received applications from hospitals across the nation. Award recipients for the 2007-2008 campaign (listed in alphabetical order) are:
- The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Cook Children’s Health Care System, Fort Worth, Texas
- EMORY HEALTHCARE, Atlanta, GA
- Genesis Health System, Davenport, Iowa
Contact Katie Slavin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-628-5138 with any questions about the program.