HCW flu shot rates hit a record high

January 2012
Hospital Infection Control & Prevention;Jan2012, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p7
The article reports on the increase in the number of health care workers (HCW) administered with influenza vaccine. It states the U.S. national survey indicating that about 78% of HCW have been vaccinated by mid-November 2011. It mentions the insights of Megan Lindley, epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on the favorable number of health care personnel that are vaccinated.


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