Rev Esp Quimioter 2012:25(3):226-239
Consensus Document on vaccination against influenza in health care workers
J. J. PICAZO, L. M. ALONSO, J. ARÍSTEGUI, J. M. BAYAS, J. SANZ, P. DEL AMO, J. L. COBOS, J. RODRÍGUEZ-SALAZAR, M. SÁNCHEZ-PASTOR, R. DE LA CÁMARA, J. CARRATALÁ, J. L. CAÑADA, J. GONZÁLEZ-DEL CASTILLO, P. ALDAZ, F. PÉREZ-ESCANILLA, J. BARBERÁN, A. RODRÍGUEZ, D. VIGIL-ESCRIBANO, J. ESPINOSA-ARRANZ, J. BLANQUER, F. GONZÁLEZ-ROMO
Health care workers (HCW) are included each year among risk groups for vaccination against influenza. However, vaccination coverage among this group in our country is very low, not exceeding 25%. Convinced that one of the best tools to increase this coverage among professionals in our country are the scientific evidence, 19 scientific societies and associations professionals bringing together health professionals more directly related to influenza as an health problem, and the General Nursing Council, met to discuss and develop this consensus document in order to inform HCW about the appropriateness of their vaccination against influenza and the benefits that flow from it for themselves, for their patients and for the rest of the population. This recommendation is based on 3 pillars: argument of necessity, ethics and exemplary.
Rev Esp Quimioter 2012:25(3):226-239 [pdf]