The goal of the Phoebe employee flu shot campaign is to raise awareness and encourage prevention throughout the entire hospital.
Phoebe's chief medical officer is encouraging all employees to get their flu shot to protect themselves as well as patients. "We want to be prepared to deal with it before it gets here. Reduce the risk of us getting it, us giving it to our patients, us bringing it home to our families, and also to help prevent it from being wide spread throughout the community" says Dr. Doug Patten.
Dr. Patten says the hospital plans to have a H1N1 flu shot drive for employees when that vaccine becomes available.