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Report: Healthcare worker flu vaccination rate is still lacking

Accreditation Insider, September 23, 2014

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Three-quarters of healthcare workers received flu vaccinations during the 2013-2014 flu season, but that figure is still inadequate, according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that overall vaccination coverage was 75.2%, consistent with rates for the previous two years.

Vaccinations among nurses improved year over year from 2012 to 2014, but vaccination rates were lower among nonclinical personnel (68.6%) and assistants/aides (57.7%).

Read the report here.



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