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.

The recommendations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the 2019-2020 season are:

Trivalent (three-component) vaccines are recommended to contain:

    • A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus (updated)
    • A/Kansas/14/2017 (H3N2)-like virus (updated)
    • B/Colorado/06/2017-like (Victoria lineage) virus

Quadrivalent (four-component) vaccines, which protect against a second lineage of B viruses, are recommended to contain:

    • the three recommended viruses above, plus B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (Yamagata lineage) virus.

→ More information on the current influenza recommendations.


Education Materials

→ The CDC has released its latest Flu Campaign Toolkit.

→ A comprehensive, online toolkit from KHC is available in support of Hospital Health Care Personnel Influenza Immunization. 


Health Care Personnel Influenza Immunization

The results of its tenth annual statewide survey of hospital health care workers found that 93.9 percent of hospital personnel in Kansas received influenza vaccination during the 2017-18 flu season.

Download press release

Hospital personnel flu vaccination rates


TOOLKIT

Articles

Recommendations


 Toolkits

 

 Videos

 

Education and Resources

NHSN Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Module Influenza Vaccination Summary: Acute Care Facilities (Feb. 2019)

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.