According to a report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, oOne in three healthcare workers didn’t bother getting immunized against influenza during the 2011–2012 flu season, prompting government and infectious disease organizations to push for more aggressive efforts from healthcare organizations.
Even though last season’s overall healthcare worker immunization rates were 3.4% higher than in 2010–11, in hospitals, nearly one in four (23.1%) workers weren’t immunized, in physician offices one in three (32.3%) were not immunized, and in long-term care facilities, nearly half (47.6%) of workers failed to get their flu shots. That’s according to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
How are things at your hospital? Are you planning on getting immunized?