CDC: Hospitals Continue to Lead Field in Healthcare Worker Flu Vaccinations

An estimated 92 percent of hospital workers report receiving a flu vaccine for the 2017-18 flu season, compared with 75 percent of ambulatory care workers and 67 percent of long-term care workers, according to a survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coverage was 97 percent among workers in hospitals requiring vaccination. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends annual flu vaccination for all health care personnel to reduce flu-related illness and mortality.

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