The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) recommend for vaccinations to all health care workers annually against influenza. In my Oncology unit, with immunocompromised patients’ nurses mostly 85% of us are vaccinated for flu, but remaining is supposed to use the mask and when get illness with cold not allowed to take care of such patients. The reasons for not getting the vaccine is the myth that it does not work for them or for some of them believe they do not need. In 2014 to 2015, healthcare workers of 64.3% were immunized where as only 62.9% in 2013-2014. Even among the patients and family the facts about flu vaccine to be explained the flu vaccine cannot cause the flu but it is safe and protects against seasonal influenza viruses, (www.cdc.gov/,2015).
he last decades of the twentieth century witnessed the emergence and consolidation of a set of core ethical principles felt to be critical to medical research, and the practice of medicine. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings in favor of mandatory vaccination requirements, during much of the 20th Century, states and counties relied more on persuasion, to achieve compliance with vaccination requirements. The problem: autonomy of the individual. Mandatory vaccination of health care workers raises important questions about the limits of a state's power to compel individuals to engage in particular activities in order to protect the public.
The concept of mandatory vaccination is a controversial topic in recent years. Annual influenza vaccination was first recommended for health care workers (HCWs) by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in 1984 . International guidelines recommend annual vaccination for all HCWs with patient contact, but worldwide rates of influenza immunization among HCWs remain low. In 2006, only 40 percent of U.S. HCWs were vaccinated against influenza . It is generally accepted that vaccinating HCWs against influenza reduces nosocomial transmission and decreases staff illness and absenteeism .
Your discussion definitely brought my attention, because I am one of this minority of the hospital staff members that each year refuses the mandatory influenza vaccination for over seven years, and strongly believes in preventative measures. So far, I have not been sick with flu. However, to comply with the hospital policy, I need to wear the mask for the entire flu season and sign the document in the Human Resources Department about the reason for my refusal. Additionally, I need to explain my situation to the patient I am taking care of, in order to alleviate their anxiety and suspicion when they see me entering their room to introduce myself and receive a shift report. It is not a place and a time to discuss why I chose this approach;
Yearly influenza immunization among healthcare worker is the most effective plan for stopping influenza, specifically when providing as a section of a widespread influenza immunization program and influenza deterrence program. A broad influenza vaccination program should be complex, consider known obstacles to immunization, and offer important education and training on influenza concerning both the benefits and dangers of delivering influenza vaccination. The implementation of a influenza immunization program can improve healthcare workers immunization rates. The greatest practices for vaccinating healthcare workers are to incorporate influenza immunization programs into their current infection prevention. Healthcare workers will need to arrange
Good Day, Jude Soweh Thank you so much for such an inspirational discussion post. You made a tremendous sacrifice and prevailed in good health condition throughout the period of no health insurance. The United States have documented that 32 million Americans are without health insurance as of the year 2014 (Kaiser Family Foundation [KFF], 2016). Given that, 48% have decided to forgo health insurance because of the high cost of the insurance premium (KFF, 2016).
If you want to reside on campus at any Florida college or university then you will have to submit proper documentation of your past/present vaccinations. These vaccines should include meningitis, hepatitis B, and MMR. This does not apply to students planning to attend any post-secondary intuition, but lives off campus. They still have to submit vaccination records but it does not include the meningitis vaccine. If more students get vaccinated, then outbreaks on campus will be lower.
Requiring vaccinations is a highly debatable topic in the United States today. An article by Ronald Bayer, “The continuing tensions between individual rights and public health,” is one of the most reliable sources in the case study. The author has a PhD from the University of Chicago and focuses his research on issues of social justice and ethical matters. Bayer has also previously been a consultant to the World Health Organization on ethical issues related to public health. This makes him very knowledgeable about the topic and a highly credible source.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is currently the most common STI in the United States.1 HPV is a public health concern because of its potential to cause multiple types of cancer including oropharyngeal, cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile, and anal cancer.2 From 2004 to 2007, 25,110 out of 32,456 cases of such cancers were attributable to HPV.3 Precancerous growths and genital warts due to HPV also burden the healthcare system. In 2012, the total healthcare burden of preventing and treating HPV diseases was estimated to be 8 billion dollars.3 HPV is spread by skin to skin contact.4 Barrier methods such as condoms and dental dams are only effective if the infected area is covered, creating a serious challenge for prevention. However, a quadrivalent
In the previous paper there was on the topic of the safety of getting vaccinated. I would like to offer my own opinion, and research to back it up. Vaccines are beneficial to you, and everyone around you. They prevent the spread of disease and are almost always able to work immediately, with minimal health risk compared to the actual virus. The main concern people seem to have on the subject is the nonexistent risk factor of vaccines being the lead cause of chromosomal mutation in young children.
The purpose of the Flu Shot Administration is to provide a community with a free comprehensive health care service that will prevent them for seasonal illness. We were able to decode the demographics of Thornton City in zip code 80229 to identified key activities and the team was able to specify the skill sets needed of each individual. After reviewing the Work Breakdown Structure, it was determined that we have allocated enough people to carry out the goals and objectives of our project. One of the major tools in our project that we needed to manage carefully is allocating resources.
According to CDC, or Center of Disease Control, vaccines have reduced and, in some cases, eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled people just a few generations ago. Being vaccinated is very important and very effective. Children should have to be vaccinated, especially when it could cause such a huge impact on others if they do not. The cost of the vaccines are just a small price to pay for the prevention of future illnesses and diseases. It should be a moral and legal obligation to vaccinate all children.
The influenza pandemic was devastating among those infected and was responsible for the death of 675,000 Americans and 50 million people all over the world in 1918. As a result of this devastation, vaccines were formulated to prevent future outbreak of deadly and viral diseases, some becoming required by law. However, today many people have decided to boycott any form of vaccination whether it be for their children, or even their pets, due to the modern theory that they may weaken new immune systems. History has proven over time that vaccinations are absolutely effective in preventing dangerous strains of illnesses while saving countless lives since their creation and should be given to all children and at-risk adults.