TNA Board of Directors Endorses ANA's Position on Immunizations
The TNA Board of directors has endorsed the ANA position on immunizations.
The position, in part, states:
ANA does not support any exemptions from immunization other than for medical contraindications.
Employers of registered nurses are responsible for establishing a culture of safety and implementing policies that improve the health of their workers. The Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society recommend that immunizations be provided in the work setting at no cost to HCP to ensure access to vaccinations, and that workplace immunization programs include appropriate education and training of staff (IDSA, SHEA, & PIDS, 2013).
Click HERE to read ANA's position statement on Immunizations.
Tina Gerardi, MS, RN, CAE