Adults, too, may be at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases and their complications. Diseases like influenza and pneumococcal disease may pose a risk to persons in certain age, occupational, environmental, and life-style groups and those with special health problems.
Oregon Influenza Vaccination Rates for Adults
Source: US Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Vaccination is the single most effective preventive measure against influenza, and it is important that healthcare workers (HCW) are vaccinated so that they don’t pass the illness on to their patients. The table below presents flu vaccination rates, by facility, for Oregon healthcare workers during the 2011-2012 influenza season. For more information about these rates, please click on the link below for the full report:
Healthcare Acquired Infection Reporting Program Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Rates: 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 Seasons
Oregon Healthcare Worker Flu Vaccination Rates, 2011-2012 Season
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Source: Office of Health Policy and Research, Healthcare Acquired Infection Reporting Program Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Rates: 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 Seasons, www.oregon.gov/OHR/OHPR