HONESDALE, PA — When it came to promoting flu prevention, the staff of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) didn’t simply encourage patients to roll up their sleeves. They led by example. Nearly 100% of the organization’s 140 physicians, nurses, medical assistants, front office and administrative staff were vaccinated themselves. Their efforts earned them state recognition from the PA Immunization Education Program, which awarded WMCHC a Certificate of Excellence from the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC).
As a clinical affiliate of Wayne Memorial Health System, WMCHC adopted Wayne Memorial Hospital’s immunization policy for the 2013-2014 season requiring all employees to either be vaccinated or wear a mask while within close proximity of patients to prevent the spread of flu. For more information on influenza, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov .