TITLE

Point: Mandatory Influenza Vaccination for All Heath Care Workers? Seven Reasons to Say "No"

AUTHOR(S)
Finch, Mark
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;4/15/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 8, p1141
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents several reasons why mandatory influenza vaccination for health care workers should not be implemented in the U.S. One reason is that mandating of influenza vaccination will almost certainly face daunting legal challenges. Second, it will raise liability issues if it has a side effect for workers. And third, it may divert focus away from other important infection control measures that may reduce transmission of respiratory droplet-borne and aerosolized infections.
ACCESSION #
20651201

 

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