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1 in 3 Healthcare Workers Skip Flu Shots
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Despite efforts by the government and the health systems and hospitals that employ them, some healthcare workers continue to resist getting vaccinated against seasonal influenza. Healthy People 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ most recent 10-year agenda for improving the nation’s health, set a target that 90% of healthcare personnel (HCP) be vaccinated against influenza by the year 2020. Its interim goal is targeting that by 2015, 70% of HCP get the flu vaccine.