ERIC Number: EJ1003089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 12
How to Boost Flu Vaccination Rates among Employees in Your Program
de Perio, Marie A.; Wiegand, Douglas M.; Evans, Stefanie M.; Niemeier, Maureen T.
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n208 p14-16 Nov-Dec 2012
Flu viruses are typically spread by droplets, when people who are sick with flu cough, sneeze, or talk. Less often, a person may get flu from touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching his own mouth, eyes, or nose. Flu can cause mild to severe illness and may even lead to death. Child care providers are at risk of acquiring and transmitting flu through their daily duties. Flu can spread rapidly among children and child care providers for a number of reasons. The flu vaccine needs to be promoted among child care center employees, with a focus on the benefits, safety, and effectiveness of vaccination. As a child care provider, one has a responsibility to one's self, one's family, one's coworkers, and the children one cares for to get vaccinated.
Descriptors: Child Care, Microbiology, Employees, Immunization Programs, Communicable Diseases, Child Caregivers, Child Care Centers, Incentives
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