6/9/11

Mandatory flu shot for health care workers?

Dr. David McKeown, the Toronto Medical Officer of Health has proposed that the provincial government make flu shots for health care workers if vaccination rates do not increase.


The Toronto Star reports that in 2010-11, 42% of acute care hospital workers got a flu shot, short of the 70% targeted.  A higher percentage of long term care workers were reported to have had the shot -- 57%.  The Star has joined Dr. McKeown's call.

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