Oct 23, '09
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN
NY forced to do this for 2 reasons:
b. Flu vaccine shortage: both regular and H1N1
My employer home health agency received notice that our second shipment NOT coming due to 2 manufacturers stoping regular flu production in July to convert to H1N1. Can't make someone take immunization if supply not available.
Since Medicare requests home health agencies to provide flu vaccine AND now report immunization rates of patients told VP patient services we need to TRIPLE order for next year.
I was lucky to have routine DRs visit and got shot.. One of my staff left work yesterday and stood in line 3 hrs at grocery store flu clinic to get shot--I have 15 staff that want vaccination. Mgmt now trying to see if health system has any remaining to share.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Oct 23, '09