We’re melting in the heat which makes it hard to believe that the flu season is just around the corner. The American Hospital Association recently published communication about it’s stance on the flu vaccine for health care workers: AHA Endorses Patient Safety Policies Requiring Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Workers.
Here’s an excerpt:
“America’s hospitals are committed to protecting the health and well-being of patients and staff. Evidence has emerged over the past few years clearly indicating that health care workers can unintentionally expose patients to seasonal influenza if the workers have not been vaccinated, and that such exposure can be dangerous to vulnerable patients.
To protect the lives and welfare of patients and hospital employees, the American Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees recently approved a policy supporting mandatory patient safety policies that require either influenza vaccination or wearing a mask in the presence of patients across health care settings during flu season. This policy aims is to achieve the highest possible level of protection.”
What do you think, take the poll and let me know.