Thursday, November 17, 2005

Mandatory Influenza Vaccination for Healthcare Workers with Direct Patient Contact?

From Modern Physician:

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's board unanimously endorsed mandatory influenza vaccination for healthcare workers with direct patient contact.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been recommending vaccinations for all healthcare workers since 1981.

APIC President Sue Sebazco said that with a 36% vaccination rate for healthcare workers, voluntary programs are falling short. The APIC has no authority to enforce a recommendation.

1 Comments:

At 3:05 PM, Blogger littleman said...

i did not know that like i need more education

 

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