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Table 1 Influenza vaccination uptake at Alfred Health by campus, staff category and clinical department (2013 and 2014)

From: An effective strategy for influenza vaccination of healthcare workers in Australia: experience at a large health service without a mandatory policy

  2013 2014 P-value#
  Total staff Vaccinated, n (% of total category) Declined, n (% of total category) Total staff Vaccinated, n (% of total category) Declined, n (% of total category)
Overall 6879 3866 (56.2) 354 (5.1) 7480 6009 (80.3) 1092 (14.6) <0.0001
Campus        
The Alfred 4919 3005 (61.1) 310 (6.3) 5647 4579 (81.1) 802 (14.2) <0.0001
Caulfield 1312 613 (46.7) 30 (2.3) 1290 987 (76.5) 210 (16.3) <0.0001
Sandringham 648 248 (38.3) 14 (2.2) 459 366 (79.7) 73 (15.9) <0.0001
Staff category        
Nursing 3215 1729 (53.8) 224 (7.0) 3302 2627 (79.6) 527 (16.0) <0.0001
Medical 964 656 (68) 25 (2.6) 1224 1066 (87.1) 86 (7.0) <0.0001
Allied Health 1387 744 (53.6) 28 (2.0) 1259 1036 (82.3) 155 (12.3) <0.0001
Other staff with clinical contact 617 310 (50.2) 51 (8.3) 506 396 (78.3) 73 (14.4) <0.0001
Laboratory 134 116 (86.6) 3 (2.2) 222 189 (85.1) 31 (14.0) 0.83
Staff with no clinical contact 562 311 (50.2) 37 (6.6) 967 695 (71.9) 220 (22.8) <0.0001
Clinical department        
Emergency 373 184 (49.3) 35 (9.4) 443 335 (75.6) 65 (14.7) <0.0001
Intensive Care 408 245 (60.0) 9 (2.2) 509 400 (78.6) 48 (9.4) <0.0001
Immunocompromised* 383 226 (59.0) 39 (10.1) 379 331 (87.3) 36 (9.5) <0.0001
Other 5153 2900 (56.3) 234 (4.5) 5182 4248 (82.0) 723 (14.0) <0.0001
  1. *Immunocompromised clinical areas defined as wards nominated for respiratory, lung transplant, haematology (including bone marrow transplantation), medical oncology, and infectious diseases (including HIV) hospital admissions.
  2. #Comparison of proportion of healthcare workers vaccinated in 2013 vs. 2014.