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Annual Drive-Through Clinic Enhances Access to Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations for Seniors 5/7/2014
Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Florida enhances access to influenza and pneumococcal vaccines by sponsoring a "drive-through" program each fall for seniors.
Multifaceted Campaign Aimed at Obstetricians Increases Influenza Immunizations in Pregnant Patients 5/7/2014
A large multispecialty clinic launched a multidimensional campaign to increase influenza immunizations of pregnant patients, with key elements including educating providers and nurses about the safety and effectiveness of immunizations, publicizing the immunization rates of individual obstetricians' patients, and making vaccinations a part of standing orders; the program led to a dramatic increase in the immunization rate over a 10-year period.
Policy Long-Term Care Facilities Cede Control of Immunization Policies to Regional Pharmacy, Significantly Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Workers 4/9/2014
A group of 14 long-term care facilities cede control of immunization policies to a regional pharmacy, leading to a significant increase in influenza vaccination rates among facility workers.
Text Messages to Parents Increase Influenza Immunization Rate for Low-Income, Minority Children 12/4/2013
A series of automated text messages to predominantly low-income, Latino parents about influenza and the importance of influenza vaccines leads to a small but meaningful increase in the percentage of children vaccinated.
Outpatient Clinics Use Annual Education Campaign, Friendly Competition, and Incentives to Double Influenza Immunization Rates Among Employees 11/20/2013
A multispecialty clinic promotes influenza vaccinations among employees by offering free vaccines, providing education about vaccine safety and effectiveness, designating an immunization champion within each clinic, and sponsoring friendly competitions across sites; the program led to more than doubling the employee immunization rate over a 7-year period.
QualityTools
Health Insurer Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist 3/12/2014
The Health Insurer Pandemic Influenza Planning identifies important, targeted activities health insurers can do now to prepare for a pandemic. This checklist is organized according to business-related, employee-related, and communications-related activities.
Long-Term Care and Other Residential Facilities Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist 3/12/2014
Long-term care and other residential facilities can use this tool to self-assess the strengths and weaknesses of their pandemic influenza planning efforts.
Monthly Checklist: Influenza Immunization Program for Health Care Workers 1/15/2014
This checklist provides detailed, month-by-month instructions for infection control professionals to use in planning, implementing, and promoting an influenza immunization program for health care workers.
Flu Assessment Guidelines for Parents 12/4/2013
The Flu Assessment Guidelines for Parents is a flowchart for parents to use to assess whether or not to treat their children at home for the flu.
Inactivated Influenza Vaccine: What You Need To Know 10/9/2013
This tool answers common questions about inactivated influenza vaccinations.
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Last updated: July 16, 2014.