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Vaccination against classical influenza in health-care workers [Bulletin]

 
[Vaccination du personnel soignant contre la grippe saisonnière. Auto-protection et protection des patients]
Wicker, S ; RABENAU HF ; Kempf, Volkhard AJ ; BRANDT C Deutsches Arzteblatt international
Deutsches Arzteblatt international. 2009/09; 106(36) : 567-572
Summary: BACKGROUND: Health-care workers are at risk of occupational exposure to influenza and can also transmit the disease to their patients. METHODS: Selective literature review and description of the influenza vaccination program at the Frankfurt University Hospital. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Many studies demonstrate that influenza vaccination for health-care workers lowers morbidity and mortality in their patients. Official immunization recommendations and free, voluntary immunization programs for health-care workers have been in existence for many years. Nevertheless, influenza vaccination rates are unacceptably low. Therefore, mandatory vaccination ought to be considered. In addition, infection-control measures (covering the mouth and nose with a mask, meticulous hand disinfection) should be rigorously observed in the hospital to prevent the nosocomial transmission of influenza and other infectious diseases. Vaccination rates might be improved if health-care workers were made aware that they themselves face a risk of infection.(RESUME D'AUTEUR)
Publication
2009/09

Pages
567-572

Language
Anglais

Number of ref
25

Published in
Deutsches Arzteblatt international

ID notice
319437

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