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Flu vaccination rate rises for hospital workers, CDC reports
Modern Healthcare

The rate of flu vaccinations among hospital workers in November increased to 83.4% from 77.8% a year earlier, although the numbers were static for the overall healthcare workforce and the general public, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The hospital figures suggest that efforts that go as far as mandatory vaccinations at a small but growing number of hospital systems are paying off toward meeting the CDC’s goal of reaching a 90% vaccination for healthcare workers, but the overall rate of 62.9% for healthcare personnel across all settings remains far from that benchmark.

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