Flu prevention policy in hospitals saw 45% vax rise

Overall, 92.8% of HCWs in the Department of Nephrology at Monash Health received the vaccine last year, compared to 52.1% of other hospital staff.

Dr Rhonda Stuart from the Infectious Diseases unit said the program was initiated to determine the acceptance of enforced vaccination among HCWs where the vaccination rate was well under the Victorian Department of Health target of 75%.

“Concerns associated with decisions to vaccinate among HCWs are the same as those expressed by the general population so we need to send a strong message about how