Hospital health care worker (HCW) vaccination coverage after implementation of an HCW vaccination policy.

Penny Smithers, Sally B. Murray, Sophie Stewart, Sue Skull

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess knowledge, attitudes, practices, and self-reported vaccination status of HCWs at a tertiary Australian hospital, one year after implementation of a HCW vaccination policy. Two cross-sectional telephone surveys were conducted with HCWs at the hospital prior to and one year after HCW vaccination policy implementation. There was a 95% (272/287) response rate from eligible HCWs in the follow-up survey. Despite 96% (260/272) of HCWs indicating a willingness to update their vaccination status, only 24% (65/272) reported being fully vaccinated. Successful policy implementation requires adequate resource allocation and organisational commitment. Ongoing evaluation can inform the success of this process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-83
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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