Many health care personnel (HCP) are at risk of exposure to and transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases.
HCP can be defined as any paid or unpaid individuals working in health care settings with the potential for exposure to patients or infectious materials produced by patients. Among these vaccine-preventable diseases is influenza. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend influenza vaccination for all HCP without medical contraindications,
the influenza vaccination rate for HCP during the 2011–12 season was only 63.4%.