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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
December 3, 2014

Health Personnel Still Not Receiving Flu Vaccine

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JAMA. 2014;312(21):2203. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15930

Three-quarters of health care professionals (75.2%) were vaccinated against influenza during the 2013-2014 flu season, compared with 72% the previous year, according to an opt-in Internet panel survey of 1882 health care professionals (HCPs). Those with the highest influenza vaccination coverage were physicians (92.2%) and HCPs whose employers required flu shots (97.8%). Thirty-six percent of HCPs said their employers mandated vaccination, an increase from 13% during the 2010-2011 season.

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