Pressure builds for mandated flu shots

April 2011
Same-Day Surgery;Apr2011, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p40
Academic Journal
The article reports on pressure which medical unions, occupational medicine physicians and agencies in the infection control community are placing on health care workers in the U.S. to receive mandatory influenza vaccinations.


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