Health Care Personnel Influenza Immunization

In an effort to reduce the spread of influenza and to protect the health of both patients and health care providers, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative recommends that all health care providers receive the seasonal influenza immunization.

KHC's 2015-16 statewide influenza immunization survey found that influenza immunization among health care workers continues to rise in Kansas. Read the news release here.

KHC has compiled a comprehensive, online toolkit in support of Hospital Health Care Personnel Influenza Immunization. 


Articles and Recommendations

Note: For the 2016-17 season, CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during the 2016-2017. See the 2016-2017 influenza vaccination recommendations.


Education and Resources

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative Webinar, June 24, 2015
Health Care Personnel Influenza Immunization: Tracking HCP influenza immunization in NHSN, hospital success story by Hays Medical Center

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative Webinar, September 23, 2015
Summary results: Annual Influenza Immunization Survey of Health Care Personnel, plus other topics.

Sample Hospital Hcp Influenza Immunization Policies

Success Stories



For more information about the annual survey of Immunization of Hospital Health Care Personnel and resources to support your facility's immunization campaign, contact Michele Clark, KHC program director, at or 785-235-0763 x1321.