2017 – 2018 Healthcare Influenza Immunization Rates


Immunization rates have been relatively consistent in nursing and retirement homes
while hospital rates have increased slightly from last season. Influenza immunization
rates are reported to Public Health as of December 15, 2017. Current rates may be
higher as facilities continue to immunize staff and residents. Staff results include all
employees, licensed independent practitioners, adult students/trainees, volunteers and
contract workers.

Immunization rates of staff at local nursing homes averaged 71 percent this year, the
same rate as 2016-2017. Country Lane Nursing Home in Chatsworth reported 96
percent of staff received influenza immunization with Errinrung Nursing Home in
Thornbury, a close second with 94 percent.

Local retirement homes averaged 75 percent, up from 73 percent from 2016-2017.
Hampton Court in Southampton, Choices Living Retirement Residence in Hanover,
Errinrung Retirement Home in Thornbury, and Kelso Pines Retirement Lodge in Owen
Sound, all reported 100 percent of their staff have received their influenza immunization.
The immunization rate for healthcare workers in local hospitals varied from 45 percent
to 96 percent for an over-all average of 73 percent, an increase from 69 percent in the
2016-2017 season. Grey Bruce Health Services Lion’s Head and Tobermory achieved
96 percent staff immunizatio

Attachment: Influenza Immunization Rates for Facilities (as of December 2017) Also
available on our website at Your Health / Infectious Diseases / Outbreaks
Rates.pdf (259 KB)

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