Friday, November 22, 2013

2012 Influenza Vaccination Coverage of Health Care Workers Report

This message is being sent on behalf of the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division at CDPHE.

Dear Licensed Health Care Facilities:

As many of you know, in February 2012, in an effort to protect Colorado's most vulnerable persons such as the elderly, young children, and people with chronic medical conditions, the Colorado Board of Health passed Rule 6 CCR 1011 Chapter 02, regarding influenza vaccination of employees in licensed healthcare facilities. As part of this rule, licensed facilities statewide are required to annually track the number of its employees, licensed practitioners and students/trainees that are vaccinated against influenza and report this data to CDPHE by March 31st of each year. Out of 2,020 licensed facilities required to report, 1,449 (72%) submitted data. Of the facilities that reported, 1,136 (78%) reported that at least 60% of their health care workers had been vaccinated against influenza, which was the target for this year.

Click here to view the 2012 Influenza Vaccination Coverage Report for Health Care Workers which you can find under the Board of Health Rule for Influenza Immunization tab.

Thank you,

Diana Herrero, MS
Interim Immunization Section Director
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246