Pharmacy-Based Program Improves Flu Immunization Rates Among Health Care Workers in LTC Settings
A new program using a pharmacy-based, voluntary health care worker influenza immunization approach is improving immunization rates in long-term care facilities, according to a new study.
The approach uses a single, regional pharmacy to promote organizational change by having direct oversight and control over all immunization policies and processes in all facilities participating.
Overall, immunization rates among health care workers rose from 58% to 76% in 5 years.
For more info, see Nace et al. (2012). Impact of the raising immunizations safely and effectively (RISE) program on healthcare worker influenza immunization rates in long term care settings. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 13(9), 806-810. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2012.08.016