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Seasonal Influenza and Pandemic Flu Information

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ANA resources and Bringing Immunity to Every Community immunization initiative

  • The Bringing Immunity to Every Community initiative is a two-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote immunizations among nurses and their surrounding communities. Nurses have an important stake in helping to promote immunizations, both by being vaccinated to protect their families, contacts, and patient populations, but also by advocating for vaccination and striving to break down the barriers to a fully-vaccinated American population. http://www.anaimmunize.org/
  • Sign up here for ANA ImmuNews. The electronic newsletter will be delivered twice a month, and features articles that are selected with nurses in mind, focusing on immunization topics that are most pertinent to their role in this field. 
  • ANA has compiled an Influenza Toolkit to help you with resources on influenza disease and the vaccine many of which can also be used for planning for the next Flu season 


Resources for health care providers from Oregon Public Health Dept; From Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and from ONA

From Oregon Public Health Dept.
  • The Oregon Flu Hotline (1-800-978-3040) is now active from 8am – 6pm Mondays – Fridays. The hotline will direct callers to the nearest flu vaccine clinic and can help search to find a clinic that meets clients’ specific needs (cost, insurance, vaccine preference, etc). The Flu Hotline locations are the same as can be found using the clinic locator tool at www.flu.oregon.gov and as a good alternative for persons without internet capability or who need information in languages other than English.
  • For information about seasonal influenza virus for health care providers in Oregon go to: http://www.flu.oregon.gov/
  • Flu bites: Oregon's weekly surveillance report for influenza and other respiratory viruses. This weekly report contains information related to Laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations are reported by hospitals in the Portland Tri-County area (Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties), data from Oregon’s outpatient influenza-like illness network and more
  • Oregon influenza surveillance data:  Current and past influenza data for Oregon is provided at this website. 
From Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
From ONA

Vaccine Information (Including Vaccine administration, safety & effectiveness)

Vaccine Safety

Vaccine Effectiveness

Respirator Use

Infection Control

Immunizing Healthcare Workers against Influenza: Best Practices

Elimination of Barriers to Vaccination
  • Christini, A., Shutt, K., & Byers, K. (2007). Influenza vaccination rates and motivators among healthcare worker groups. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 28(2), 171-177.
  • Canning, H., Phillips, J., & Allsup, S. (2005). Health care worker beliefs about influenza vaccine and reasons for non-vaccination-a cross sectional survey. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 14(8), 922-925.
  • Mah, M., Hagen, N., Pauling-Shepard, K., Hawthorne, J., Mysak, M., Standish, J., et al. (2005). Understanding influenza vaccination attitudes at a Canadian cancer center. American Journal of Infection Control, 33(4), 243-250.
  • Martinello, R., Jones, L., & Topal, J. (2003). Correlation between healthcare workers’ knowledge of influenza vaccine and vaccine receipt. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 24(11), 845-847.

Other

Volunteering
  • If you are interested in volunteering as a licensed health care professional in the H1N1 vaccination effort in the state go to https://serv-or.org/VolunteerMobilizer/ to join the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR)