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September 2016 Excerpt

Tips to improve vaccination rates and techniques

Standing orders are an effective way to increase resident vaccination rates. If you missed Qualis Health's recent webinar on this topic, check out the recording and transcript.

It's also important to immunize workers who may come into contact with vulnerable elders. According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), nursing assistants in long-term care have the lowest influenza immunization rates among healthcare workers. Consider implementing these strategies to immunize staff at your facility.

Finally, use the approaching flu season as an opportunity to provide education and refresh skills regarding vaccination techniques.