‘As it turns out, according to a new “study,” hospitals can greatly improve their flu vaccination rate among health care workers by using a mandatory employee vaccination policy.
This is according to a Henry Ford Health System study, funded by Henry Ford Health System and citing the “data” from Henry Ford Health System.
The upper echelon of Henry Ford, acting under their created task force, is attempting to pass off a “duh!” observation of authorities using power over subordinates as a true-blue health study. Yet, nowhere in the study is there any proof of reduction of disease or an increase in employee/patient health and safety.
The achievement lies in complete subjugation – a foregone conclusion when employers threaten career destruction, i.e.,”Inject this into your body every year, or no more food on the table – and no good reference for you!”
Henry Ford “researchers” say the health system achieved employee vaccination rates of 99 percent in the first two years of its mandatory policy, in which annual vaccination compliance is a condition of employment. No…really?
Nationally, 63 percent of health care workers were immunized against the flu in the past two years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Allison Weinmann, M.D., a Henry Ford Hospital Infectious Diseases physician and study co-author, says it was only after the health system went to the mandatory policy for the 2012-13 flu season did the vaccination rate substantially improve. Ongoing employee communication and having available vaccines were also key factors, Dr. Weinmann says.’