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Calif. Senate OKs bill pushing health worker vaccinations
Modern Healthcare

The California Senate passed a bill requiring all healthcare workers to either be vaccinated against influenza or wear a mask in patient-care areas during flu season. The bill, which would go into effect Jan. 1, 2015, is supported by a number of state healthcare organizations, including the California Hospital Association and the California Medical Association. The bill is opposed by a number of labor groups, including the California Nurses Association.