Factors associated with resident influenza vaccination in a national sample of nursing homes

Jasmine L. Travers, Patricia W. Stone, Ragnhildur I. Bjarnadottir, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Nicholas G. Castle, Carolyn T.A. Herzig

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Abstract

Influenza vaccination remains the cornerstone of influenza prevention, yet national goals for nursing home residents and staff vaccination have not been met. Few studies have examined associations between facility and resident characteristics; employee processes, such as staff vaccination policies; and resident influenza vaccination. In this national survey of nursing homes, employee processes were not associated with resident influenza vaccination; however, various facility and resident characteristics were.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1055-1057
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

Keywords

  • Health care worker
  • Immunization
  • Long-term care
  • Policies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Travers, J. L., Stone, P. W., Bjarnadottir, R. I., Pogorzelska-Maziarz, M., Castle, N. G., & Herzig, C. T. A. (2016). Factors associated with resident influenza vaccination in a national sample of nursing homes. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(9), 1055-1057. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.01.019