Just 38% of healthcare workers surveyed said they had received flu vaccinations, increasing their likelihood of contracting influenza and passing it on to patients, according to a study that will appear in the February Journal of General Internal Medicine. The vaccination rate was particularly low among health aides, African-Americans and workers under the age of 50, according to the report. Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles and Harvard University reviewed data from a nationally representative sample of 1,651 workers from a federal survey in 2000. -- by Jessica Zigmond
Study finds low flu vaccination among health workers
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