More healthcare workers getting flu vaccine

More Healthcare Workers Getting Flu Vaccine

According to data released by the CDC, more healthcare workers received influenza immunizations this November (63.4%) compared to November of 2010 (55.5%) CDC Data.

With physicians and nurses commonly treating patients for the flu, higher participation means less healthcare workers obtain the flu. As nurses and physicians see more and more patients during the flu season, those who are not inoculated have a higher chance of spreading it to healthy patients. Check out the article below from American Medical News for full analysis.

http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/12/19/hlsb1221.htm