Influenza Vaccination Champions Campaign

Flu Vaccination Champion Badge ImageThe CDC states, “Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever. CDC has worked with vaccine manufacturers to have extra flu vaccine available this flu season.”

As a result, CMS has tasked ESRD Networks with ensuring that:
  • Dialysis patients receive an influenza vaccination by December 31, 2020. 
  • Follow-up is provided to ensure patients that have not had an influenza vaccination for the 2020 – 2021 (by December 31st) influenza season to be vaccinated in January and February of 2021.
  • Educate and encourage dialysis facility staff to have an influenza vaccination for the 2020 – 2021 influenza season.

We have developed the QIRN3 Influenza Vaccination Champions Campaign to recognize facilities committed to protecting their patients and staff from the seasonal influenza virus.

Influenza Vaccination Champion facilities will:
  1. Complete a brief registration.
  2. Post the pledge form in the facility waiting room and staff lounge. A Spanish version of the pledge form is also available. 
  3. Achieve 90% influenza vaccination of eligible* patients by December 31st. Source: Crown Web Data
  4. Achieve 100% influenza vaccination of eligible* staff by December 31st. Facility Attestation

2020 QIRN3 Influenza Vaccination Champions 

Check back frequently for an updated list of facilities that have achieved Champion status. 
  • DaVita Plainfield Dialysis Center
  • DaVita Princeton Junction Dialysis
  • Physicians Dialysis Brick

Tips for Success

  • Educate and promote vaccination to patients and staff. (Posters, flyers, videos)
  • Assess for reasons patient/staff decline vaccination.
  • Address misconceptions about vaccination.
  • Consider providing “I Got My Flu Vaccine” stickers to patients and staff. These downloadable stickers can be printed on laser and inkjet printers. They fit Avery label numbers: 22807, 22817, 22825, 41464, 41494, 22923, 22933, 22921, 22961, 80510, 92807, 4227 Spanish sticker template

Pledge Form

Roll Up Your Sleeve for Your Annual Flu Vaccine