Office Immunization Champion
Problem: Behavior change takes time, and the influenza season is long.
Solution: Ongoing motivation is a key to success.
- Track Progress
- Set a goal that is a 20%-25% increase over last year - either as percent immunized or number of doses to be given.
- Ensure that your vaccine inventory is sufficient to handle the expected increase.
- If you are using number of doses as your goal, divide that number by the number of weeks that you plan to track this measure and create a graph to cover the time period.
- If you use a line graph, the point on the graph for each succeeding week should be a total of the doses to be given by that week (cumulative); then graph the weekly cumulative total of vaccines actually given on another line with a different color.
- If you use a bar graph, draw a horizontal line along the graph to indicate the goal number of doses to be given each week; then use a bar to indicate the total number of doses given each week.
- See examples of graphs to use for tracking your progress.
Solution: Select an office Immunization Champion to foster motivation.
- Monitoring provides satisfaction if achievement is good and motivation to change if achievement is lacking.
- Foster competition and offer rewards.
- Create team effort by soliciting ideas and develop a multi-pronged approach.
- Encourage staff vaccinations.
- Share progress with team.