​Summary

The hospital patient population has high rates of serious underlying illnesses, making influenza more dangerous in this setting.

Annual healthcare worker (HCW) vaccination against influenza is an important adjunct to infection control practices, with seasonal influenza immunisation providing effective influenza protection for HCW when antigenically well-matched to circulating strains.

Voluntary annual influenza campaigns fail to achieve sufficient uptake amongst HCW, thus mandatory programs are being introduced to protect vulnerable patients, HCW, and their families.

File Size: 118 kb
Type: Report
Date of Publication: 23 November 2018
ISBN: 978-1-76081-035-1
SHPN: (HP NSW) 180810