Published on : Sep 14, 2012
To battle against flu this season, health officials have tightened their resolve to get more health care workers vaccinated. Flu is a disease that transfers from one to another. Keeping this in mind health officials want every worker in the health care department to get vaccinated. By doing this, it will lessen the chances of others getting affected by this disease.
Health officials suggested that if more workers got the vaccination, it would ensure that elderly people and severely ill people will be at less risk of contracting the disease. Flu affected health care workers can pose a big risk to patients because there will always be the fear of transmission of virus.
Last year many of the health care workers did not get themselves vaccinated simply because they had not got the flu. They also did not feel it was necessary to take the vaccination every year or they may have even forgotten to take the vaccination.
According to health officials, this flu vaccine is not like other vaccines, because due to changes in flu virus it is necessary to change the vaccine as well. Hence it is necessary to take this vaccine every year.
Many hospitals are providing these vaccines to their health care workers free of cost. There is an opportunity to win gift cards as well when any health worker chooses to get vaccinated. In the coming season the goal is that 90 percent of health workers should be vaccinated.