FAQ: Which professional organizations currently endorse mandates or requirements for HCP seasonal influenza vaccination?

Which professional organizations currently endorse mandates or requirements for HCP seasonal influenza vaccination? [FAQ Date: April 1, 2013]

A growing number of professional associations and societies have endorsed HCP seasonal influenza vaccinations with varying language around mandates, requirements and vaccination as a condition of employment. The links below should be used to access the most current policy statements. This listing is not exhaustive and we anticipate the new policy statements and refinements to current policy statements will continue:

American Hospital Association http://www.hpoe.org/Influenza/Influenza_Main.shtml

Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology http://www.apic.org/Resource_/TinyMceFileManager/Advocacy-PDFs/APIC_Influenza_Immunization_of_HCP_12711.PDF

American Academy of Pediatrics  http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/126/4/809.full

Infectious Diseases Society of America http://www.idsociety.org/HCW_Policy/

National Patient Safety Foundation  http://www.npsf.org/updates-news-press/press/media-alert-npsf-supports-mandatory-flu-vaccinations-for-healthcare-workers/

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America  http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/656558

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