Influenza Immunization for All Health Care Personnel: Keep It Mandatory.


Journal Article

The purpose of this statement is to reaffirm the American Academy of Pediatrics' support for a mandatory influenza immunization policy for all health care personnel. With an increasing number of organizations requiring influenza vaccination, coverage among health care personnel has risen to 75% in the 2013 to 2014 influenza season but still remains below the Healthy People 2020 objective of 90%. Mandatory influenza immunization for all health care personnel is ethical, just, and necessary to improve patient safety. It is a crucial step in efforts to reduce health care-associated influenza infections.

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Published Date

  • October 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 136 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 809 - 818

PubMed ID

  • 26347432

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26347432

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2015-2922


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States