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CDC strongly recommends influenza shots for healthcare workers

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 2, 2005

Vaccination of healthcare workers for influenza is a principal recommendation of "Prevention and Control of Influenza," published in the July 29 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Review.

The recommendations, which come from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, emphasize "that all healthcare workers should be vaccinated against influenza annually, and that facilities that employ healthcare workers be strongly encouraged to provide the vaccine to workers by using approaches that maximize immunization rates."

Only 40% of healthcare workers received influenza vaccinations in 2003 (the most recent data available), according to the National Health Interview Survey conducted by the CDC.

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