Mandatory Immunization for Long Term Care Workers

March 1, 2011

Policy J11

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, AMDA - Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine supports a mandatory annual influenza vaccination for every long term care health care worker who has direct patient contact unless a medical contraindication or religious objection exists. 

New Policy.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, AMDA - Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine recommends that medical directors and other practitioners encourage caregivers (both professional health care workers and family caregivers) to obtain these vaccinations. 
Reaffirms Policy in Immunizations in the Long Term Care Setting Toolkit.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, AMDA - Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine recommends that vaccinations be made available and offered at no cost to staff working in long-term care settings.
Reaffirms Policy in Immunizations in the Long Term Care Setting Toolkit.