Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel
What is this measure?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that healthcare
workers receive flu vaccination every year. Health care workers are more
likely to care for, or live with, people who are at high risk for flu
related complications. People with the flu can spread it to others, even
if they do not show symptoms. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect
against the flu.
How does Kaweah Delta perform?
1Q 2017-4Q 2018
Kaweah Delta Medical Center
Data Source: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) when
available or internal data
Benchmark Source: Rates are compared by the CMS to the U.S. national rate
for each Medicare patient type when available, or by internal national
Why is it important?
One way to tell if a hospital is doing a good job is to see if the flu
vaccine coverage among their employees are better than, no different than
or worse than the U.S. national average. People with the flu can spread
it to others, even if they do not show symptoms.
What is Kaweah Delta doing to continue to improve?
Each year Kaweah offers flu vaccine for all staff and providers. We have
many convenient “Flu Shot” stations easily accessible during
the vaccination period.
For more information on Influence vaccination coverage among healthcare
HERE to visit the CDC website.
How can patients and families support safety?
The CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu
vaccine every season. Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly
important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from
influenza. For more information on who should receive the flu vaccination, click
HERE visit the CDC website.