The number of reported measles cases in the U.S. have reached their highest level since the disease was domestically eradicated in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
CDC estimates that there are more than 1 billion visits to hospitals and physician offices each year. So, what can a healthcare facility do to protect patients and staff, given the volume of visitors and interactions? Requiring vaccinations for staff, vendors and volunteers is a good place to start.
If you work at a healthcare facility using SEC3URE for medical and/or supplier credentialing, encourage, or even require, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinations of your vendors, volunteers, staff and contract clinicians. You can check your MMR credential settings to make sure SEC3URE subscribers are taking advantage of the MMR vaccine. It is also one of the ways to help your facility increase immunization rates, decrease preventable infectious diseases, and create a safer environment for patients and staff.
If you are among the 18 million people working in the healthcare sector, an MMR vaccine not only protects you, but others also, especially if you interact with patients. IntelliCentrics offers MMR vaccine to premium subscribers on the SEC3URE platform.