Influenza Laboratory Confirmed Cases Reported to NYSDOH: Beginning 2009-10 Season
This dataset includes clinical laboratory confirmed cases of influenza that meet the New York State Department of Health’s (NYS DOH) case definition of a positive result on any of the following influenza laboratory tests: Rapid antigen detection test (RAT), Viral culture, Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test, Direct immunofluorescence antibody staining (DFA) test, and Indirect immunofluorescence antibody staining (IFA) test. Please see the overview document in the “About” section for more details about NYS DOH’s influenza case definition. The cases are reported weekly during the influenza season, which runs from October through May. For more information check out: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/surveillance/, or go to the “About” tab.
Influenza Vaccination Rates for Health Care Personnel: Beginning 2012-13
This dataset contains the results of the annual report of influenza vaccination rates among healthcare personnel (HCP) with patient contact at healthcare facilities and agencies in New York State. New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, Title 10, Section 2.59 (10 NYCRR Section 2.59). 10 NYCRR Section 2.59 requires any Article 28, 36, or 40 healthcare facility or agency to document the number and percentage of personnel vaccinated against influenza for the current season and report these data to the New York State Department of Health (the Department). For more information check out: http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/, or go to the “About” tab.
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