Meeting Archive:
Improving Healthcare Personnel Immunization Rates


Meeting Description:

It is well recognized that vaccination is among the most cost-effective clinical preventive services currently available in the US. In looking specifically at healthcare personnel (HCP), vaccination efforts have been shown to reduce or eliminate the spread of disease to prevent illness among patients served and to save money by reducing the need for medical visits, missed days of work, productivity loss, and medical errors.  However, immunization rates among HCP remain below US public health goals. Presentations will include specific strategies and best practices to increase HCP immunization in various healthcare settings.   


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Review the current US recommendations for healthcare personnel (HCP) and immunization rates

• Understand issues, challenges, and opportunities that may impact HCP immunization acceptance

• Discuss best practices and practical strategies to increase HCP immunization rates in various healthcare settings


There is no fee to participate in this activity but pre-registration is required.

Date: Thu, Apr 5, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): National Foundation for Infectious Diseases


•  Recording
 Presenter Information
Moderator: William Schaffner, MD
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Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Ruth M. Carrico, PhD, RN, CIC
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NFID Director
Associate Professor
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Patricia A. Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, CIC
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NFID Secretary
Senior Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Children's Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
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NFID is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NFID designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.