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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Jan;27(1):77-9. Epub 2006 Jan 6.

Increased influenza vaccination of healthcare workers at a pediatric cancer hospital: results of a comprehensive influenza vaccination campaign.

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  • 1Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105-2794, USA.


A comprehensive influenza vaccination campaign improved vaccination rates among healthcare workers with direct patient care responsibilities from 45% during the 2003-2004 influenza season to 80% during the 2004-2005 season. A strategy of weekly feedback to unvaccinated employees was the most important factor in enhancing the rate of vaccination acceptance and was particularly effective among the nursing staff.

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