Health Care Workers
It is important that ob-gyns and their health care staff get vaccinated for seasonal influenza (flu) to protect themselves as well as their patients.
The HICPAC and ACIP published an MMWR encouraging all healthcare personal who are not contraindicated to receive the influenza vaccine.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) endorses patient safety policies requiring influenza vaccination of health care workers. Read more from AHA here.
Several health organizations have policies on mandatory vaccination of health care workers. Click here for a listing of these organizations.
Other immunizations are necessary for ob-gyns and staff to maintain a safe and healthy practice. The CDC provides more specific information concerning immunization for health care workers.
Find resources for vaccinating health care workers, including best practices and tool kits, on the National Influenza Vaccine Summit website.
See CDC’s document that provides flu vaccine recommendations for healthcare workers New factsheet: Influenza Vaccination Information for Health Care Workers.
New CME Credit for Providers from CDC: Update on Influenza Vaccination for Health Care Personnel: Recent Coverage, Recommendations, Reporting, and Resources.