Healthcare-Associated Infections: Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination
Infectious agent: Healthcare-Associated Infections: Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination
Description of illness: Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infections can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications.
This disease/condition should be reported through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
- Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) – United States, 2014-15 Influenza Season