Health care workers and influenza vaccination

Maroyka, L. T. C. Eric M.; Andrawis, Mary
January 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;1/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
The article reflects on the significance of the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine distribution and administration among the health care workers (HCWs) in the U.S. They note that professional organizations encourage annual influenza vaccinations for HCWs due to the risk of virus transmission. They mention the survey showing that the effect of influenza on HCWs' absenteeism contributes to quality of care lapses. They observe that their resistance to be vaccinated led to public health problem.


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