Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Policies

A part of the MHA's partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to strongly encourage hospitals to vaccinate healthcare personnel (HCP), the MHA provides the following resources to protect patients, staff and visitors from preventable diseases such as influenza and pertussis, as recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

An MDHHS survey in 2013 showed that 65 percent of Michigan hospitals had a mandatory flu vaccination policy for all staff and 29 percent had mandatory Tdap vaccination policies to protect HCP against pertussis. At that point, these vaccinations were far below the Healthy People 2020 target rate of 90 percent. Policies that strongly encourage vaccination have proved to increase HCP coverage rates. 

The MDHHS plans to conduct a follow-up survey to measure hospitals’ progress with implementing vaccination policies for HCP, HCP vaccination coverage levels, and the use of the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) for documenting vaccines administered to HCP and patients in the hospital setting.

The Hospital Compare website includes information on influenza vaccination rates for both HCP and patients under Timely and Effective Care, Preventive Care.

Hospitals can use the resources below to determine whether their policies adequately protect their HCP against influenza and pertussis. Contact the MHA for additional information on protecting everyone in the hospital from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Healthcare Personnel Vaccine Recommendations


Hospital Tools for Vaccination Policies


Resources and Additional Information on Reporting Requirements

NHSN CMS Requirements (CMS Reporting -> Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination (Acute Care Hospitals)
In addition to reporting HCP vaccination to NHSN, ensure that your hospital is reporting to the Michigan Care Improvement Registry.

HCP Influenza Vaccination

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