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December 2017 Excerpt

Continue flu vaccination efforts through March!
The work you do in October through March with flu vaccination is what determines your facility's reported performance for the whole year— so don't stop now! What more can you do during this limited window?
Consider residents with uncertain immunization histories NOT immunized and offer vaccination accordingly, if not contraindicated. The benefits of vaccination far outweigh any concerns about revaccination.
Assess all new admissions for vaccination status, and offer flu and pneumococcal vaccination to all new admits without contraindications or history of vaccination.
To achieve herd immunity, be sure to vaccinate staff (including new hires!) until you reach at least the 90% mark.