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Why some physicians, nurses don’t get vaccinated

OSHA Healthcare Connection, October 23, 2012

Despite efforts by the government and the health systems and hospitals that employ them, one in three healthcare workers continue to resist getting vaccinated against seasonal influenza, according to a CDC report.

Healthy People 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' most recent 10-year agenda for improving the nation's health, set a target that 90% of healthcare personnel (HCP) be vaccinated against influenza by the year 2020. Its interim goal is targeting that by 2015, 70% of HCP get the flu vaccine.

View the top eight reasons why healthcare works choose not to get vaccinated.

Source: HealthLeaders Media

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