Randomised active programs on healthcare workers' flu vaccination in geriatric health care settings in France: the VESTA study.

@article{RothanTondeur2011RandomisedAP,
  title={Randomised active programs on healthcare workers' flu vaccination in geriatric health care settings in France: the VESTA study.},
  author={Monique Rothan-Tondeur and Younes Filali-Zegzouti and J-L Golmard and Beno{\^i}t de Wazi{\`e}res and François Piette and Fabrice Carrat and Benoist Lejeune and Ga{\"e}tan Gavazzi},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={126-32}
}
BACKGROUND Because of a lack of efficacy of influenza vaccination in elderly population, there are still numerous outbreaks in geriatric health care settings. The health care workers (HCW) flu vaccination is known to get herd immunity and decrease the impact of influenza in elderly population living in geriatric health care settings. However, the rates of vaccinated HCWs are still low in France. The French Geriatric Infection Risk Institute (ORIG) performed the VESTA study, a three-phase… CONTINUE READING