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/
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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.
CDC Weekly Surveillance Report: Reports prevalence of flu by region and by state in the US; Hospitalizations and flu related deaths and antiviral Resistance; and provides a link to international surveillance data.
Visit the Federal government’s site for all information on seasonal at www.flu.gov.
If you have questions related to Nursing Practice, staffing, occupational health and safety issues related to Seasonal Influenza and /or vaccination of nurses please contact: Lynda Enos (503) 293-0011 ext. 301 or Sue Davidson (503) 293-0011 ext 320.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Should We Worry CD Summary September 1, 2009; Vol. 58, No. 18. This PDF provides a useful set of talking points and evidence base related to the prevalence of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) following vaccination from Oregon Public Health
Shedding of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus among Health Care Personnel, Seattle, Washington [pdf] - CDC Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases March 2011
Immunizing Healthcare Workers against Influenza: Best Practices
Developing a "Best Practice” Influenza Vaccination Program for Health Care Workers—An Evidence-Based, Leadership-Modeled Program. Joyce Hood, MPH, RN, COHN-S, and Andrea Smith, PhD, RN, CPNP. AAOHN Journal august 2009, vol. 57, no. 8:308-312
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.
Immunization Action Coalition - Needle Tips publication. Needle Tips is a publication written for health professionals who provide immunization services to children, teens, or adults. Every issue includes the Ask the Experts feature by CDC experts who answer challenging and timely questions about vaccines and their administration; the Vaccine Highlights section which contains vaccine news from ACIP and CDC; and ready-to-print materials from IAC to photocopy and hand out to staff and patients. The technical content of Needle Tips is reviewed for accuracy by CDC. Subscribe to Needle Tips - it's free!
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)