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Panel suggests health-worker vaccine mandate
Modern Healthcare

HHS‘ National Vaccine Advisory Committee approved a recommendation that healthcare employers that haven’t achieved 90% influenza vaccination compliance after following other recommendations to boost flu vaccination rates “strongly consider” an employee requirement for flu vaccination. Along with four other related recommendations, the vaccine committee also urged the assistant secretary for health at HHS, Howard Koh, to ensure that the recommendation be implemented in HHS facilities and services, including the Public Health Service, HHS staff who are healthcare employees and at federally qualified health centers.