Seasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) of health-care workers (HCWs) is recommended in most countries to protect them and their patients from infection. Although SIV can reduce the risk of influenza complications among vulnerable patients, vaccination uptake is generally unsatisfactory. The present study aimed to assess the impact of different programs in promoting SIV uptake among HCWs during the season 2017/2018 in four teaching hospitals in Rome. A multicentric cross-sectional study was carried out, in order to describe the four different campaigns and to assess their impact by identifying and developing a set of indicators that provide information about the vaccination services, the percentage of invited HCWs, the vaccinators’ workforce and the vaccination coverage rates. The hospitals organized different strategies: Hospital 1, 3 and 4 organized educational courses for HCWs and actively invited every single HCW through e-mail. All the hospitals organized a dedicated unit for influenza vaccination, and Hospital 1 added on-site vaccination sessions that required a large number of staff. Hospital 1 and hospital 4 registered a comparable vaccination coverage rate, 12.97% and 12.76%, respectively, while it was 6.88% in Hospital 2 and 4.23% in Hospital 3. Our indicators demonstrated to be effective and useful for analyzing the different SIV campaigns. The results suggest that the best practice to promote SIV among HCWs should include multiple approaches. Among those, an easy access to the vaccination site seems to play a key role in determining a higher vaccination coverage.

Seasonal influenza vaccination among health-care workers. The impact of different tailored programs in four University hospitals in Rome / Tognetto, Alessia; Zorzoli, Ermanno; Franco, Elisabetta; Gervasi, Giuseppe; Paglione, Lorenzo; Di Ninno, Filippo; De Soccio, Pasquale; Barbara, Andrea; Orsi, Giovanni Battista; De Vito, Corrado; La Torre, Giuseppe; Bucci, Roberto; Mancinelli, Sandro; Maurici, Massimo; Laurenti, Patrizia. - In: HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS. - ISSN 2164-5515. - (2019), pp. 1-5. [10.1080/21645515.2019.1632684]

Seasonal influenza vaccination among health-care workers. The impact of different tailored programs in four University hospitals in Rome

Paglione, Lorenzo;Di Ninno, Filippo;De Soccio, Pasquale;Barbara, Andrea;Orsi, Giovanni Battista;De Vito, Corrado;La Torre, Giuseppe;
2019

Abstract

Seasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) of health-care workers (HCWs) is recommended in most countries to protect them and their patients from infection. Although SIV can reduce the risk of influenza complications among vulnerable patients, vaccination uptake is generally unsatisfactory. The present study aimed to assess the impact of different programs in promoting SIV uptake among HCWs during the season 2017/2018 in four teaching hospitals in Rome. A multicentric cross-sectional study was carried out, in order to describe the four different campaigns and to assess their impact by identifying and developing a set of indicators that provide information about the vaccination services, the percentage of invited HCWs, the vaccinators’ workforce and the vaccination coverage rates. The hospitals organized different strategies: Hospital 1, 3 and 4 organized educational courses for HCWs and actively invited every single HCW through e-mail. All the hospitals organized a dedicated unit for influenza vaccination, and Hospital 1 added on-site vaccination sessions that required a large number of staff. Hospital 1 and hospital 4 registered a comparable vaccination coverage rate, 12.97% and 12.76%, respectively, while it was 6.88% in Hospital 2 and 4.23% in Hospital 3. Our indicators demonstrated to be effective and useful for analyzing the different SIV campaigns. The results suggest that the best practice to promote SIV among HCWs should include multiple approaches. Among those, an easy access to the vaccination site seems to play a key role in determining a higher vaccination coverage.
2019
occupational health; health personnel; immunization programs; seasonal influenza; influenza vaccination; teaching hospital; vaccination campaign; seasonal influenza vaccination; healthcare workers; preventive healthcare
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Seasonal influenza vaccination among health-care workers. The impact of different tailored programs in four University hospitals in Rome / Tognetto, Alessia; Zorzoli, Ermanno; Franco, Elisabetta; Gervasi, Giuseppe; Paglione, Lorenzo; Di Ninno, Filippo; De Soccio, Pasquale; Barbara, Andrea; Orsi, Giovanni Battista; De Vito, Corrado; La Torre, Giuseppe; Bucci, Roberto; Mancinelli, Sandro; Maurici, Massimo; Laurenti, Patrizia. - In: HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS. - ISSN 2164-5515. - (2019), pp. 1-5. [10.1080/21645515.2019.1632684]
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