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Promoting Flu Immunizations for Health Care Workers

Speaker:
Mary Beth Petraco, CPNP Coordinator, Child Health Program, Suffolk County (NY) Department of Health Services

Program Description:
National data reports very low influenza immunization rates among health care workers. This project devised a simple, low cost plan to increase immunization rates among health care workers. In one year rates rose from 30% to 60% for health care workers in a large suburban primary care system run by Suffolk County Department of Health Services.

Objectives:
As a result of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least two strategies to increase the rate of flu immunization among healthcare workers.

Satellite broadcast originally aired February 19, 2004.

 
 
 
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