Minnesota Hospital Association

Quality & Patient Safety

Influenza

Unvaccinated health care workers can pass highly contagious influenza to their patients, many of whom are at high risk for complications of this virus. Hospitals work closely with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and other health authorities to protect patients, employees and the public from influenza.

MHA supports MDH’s FluSafe program, with the goal of attaining 100 percent influenza vaccination rates among hospital employees (without medical contraindications).