APIC: "Ethical" duty to mandate HCW flu shots

September 2011
Hospital Infection Control & Prevention;Sep2011 Supplement, p10
The article reports on the recommended mandatory seasonal influenza immunization of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Rochester, New York General Health System infection prevention and control director Linda Greene believes that to get vaccinated is an ethical responsibility. Moreover, the APIC paper states that the mandatory requirement should be part of the comprehensive strategy containing the recommendations of several heath agencies. INSET: OSHA: Mandatory flu shots OK, but with a key caveat.


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