Safety

Who was that masked man? Somebody without a flu shot

OSHA Healthcare Connection, June 21, 2011

Requiring workers who decline flu shots to wear masks from November through March is credited with Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA, attaining a higher than average influenza vaccination rate. Geisinger achieved a 95% influenza vaccination rate for clinical employees and 92% rate for all employees groups as a result of its modified mandatory flu shot policy.

Also in influenza vaccination news, the CDC published a report showing that next to a doctor’s office, the most frequent place to receive seasonal flu shots in the U.S. was in retail establishments such as supermarkets and drug stores. Workplace vaccination sites were third on the list.

Read more at “Just where do flu shots occur?”

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