Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

93.6 Percent of Kansas Hospital Staff Vaccinated for Flu, Survey Finds

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

93.6 Percent of Kansas Hospital Staff Vaccinated for Flu, Survey Finds

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A survey conducted by a nonprofit focused on health care found that 93.6 percent of hospital staff in Kansas received a flu shot during last year's flu season.

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative's annual Health Care Personnel Influenza Immunization Survey found Kansas ranks 11th in the nation for the highest percentage of hospital personnel immunized during the 2016-17 flu season, according to a news release this past week.

The District of Columbia had the highest percentage at 97.2 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The national average was 92.3 percent.

"Hospitals in Kansas are providing education on the importance of safety measures such as immunization against influenza," Kendra Tinsley, KHC's executive director, said in a statement. "This is part of an on-going effort across our state to improve employee and patient safety and health care outcomes."

KHC works with hospitals and health care professionals across Kansas to provide education and encourage adoption of best practices and resource sharing to improve health care quality, safety and value, according to the release. …

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