Operational definition


Education or promotion

Organized effort to raise awareness and/or increase knowledge about influenza and influenza vaccination

Educational sessions and materials, materials or events promoting vaccine, incentives

Improved access to vaccine

Strategies to allow for easier access to vaccination for healthcare workers

Mobile vaccine carts, peer-to-peer vaccination, additional or extended vaccine clinics

Legislation or regulation

Interventions involving changes in vaccination policy for healthcare workers

Staff vaccination policy, mandatory vaccination programs, declination forms

Measurement and feedback

Tracking of vaccination rates of healthcare workers and dissemination of results

Regular monitoring of vaccination coverage rates, reporting of coverage rates to administrators and healthcare personnel

Role models

Activities that involve leaders and/or senior staff to encourage vaccination

Vaccination advocates and champions, public support from leaders, visible vaccination of senior staff