Long-term care lags in HCW flu shots

December 2012
Hospital Employee Health;Dec2012, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p137
The article reports that the one-third of health care workers (HCWs) in acute care settings fail to get their annual flu shot. Challenges such as lack of resources and manpower, are faced in order to incorporate better vaccination rates for HWCs in long-term care. The survey conducted by CDC implied that the long-term care employers should promote flu vaccination. It also states that education and cost remains obstacle for many non-hospital employers.


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