The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Well being Unit in Central Ontario says hospital workers flu shot vaccination charges are up practically eight per cent.

Compared to final yr, the well being unit reviews a mean 7.9 per cent improve in workers flu vaccination charges throughout 5 hospitals.

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The well being unit says Campbellford Memorial Hospital noticed essentially the most enchancment, with a 25.7 per cent improve in workers flu shot vaccination charges. Roughly 77 per cent of workers in 2018 acquired a flu shot, in comparison with 51.6 per cent in 2017.

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Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg and the Haliburton Highlands Well being Companies website in Minden additionally noticed extra workers get the flu shot.

Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay and the Haliburton Highlands Well being Companies website in Haliburton noticed slight decreases of 0.9 per cent and 4.1 per cent, respectively.

“We commend native hospital workers for rolling up their sleeves to get their flu pictures this influenza season,” stated Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, the well being unit’s medical officer of well being.

“Docs, nurses and different hospital employees present necessary care to susceptible sufferers who’re experiencing critical well being points, so it’s heartening to see so many getting their flu shot this yr.”

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This flu season the well being unit launched its first-ever “Let’s Combat Flu” problem amongst space hospitals to see which services may earn bragging rights for having the very best workers flu vaccination charges.

The Minden website of Haliburton Highlands Well being Companies received accolades for having the very best general proportion of workers who have been vaccinated at 81.Three per cent. Campbellford Memorial Hospital wins plaudits for having the very best year-over-year proportion improve in workers flu vaccination charges.

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Workers flu vaccination charges (proportion change, workers charges):

  • Cambellford Memoiral Hospital: +25.7% (51.6% in 2017; 77.3% in 2018)
  • Northumberland Hills Hospital: +4.4% (48.6% in 2017; 53% in 2018)
  • Ross Memorial Hospital: -0.9% (52.2% in 2017; 51.3% in 2018)
  • Haliburton Highlands Well being (Minden): +14.6% (66.7% in 2017; 81.3% in 2018)
  • Haliburton Highlands Well being (Haliburton): -4.1% (70.8% in 2017; 66.7% in 2018)

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