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Results of a National Survey of Infectious Diseases Specialists regarding Influenza Vaccination Programs for Healthcare Workers
Philip M. Polgreen , MD, MPH, Edward Septimus , MD, Thomas R. Talbot , MD, MPH, Susan E. Beekmann , RN, MPH and Charles Helms , MD, PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 31, No. 10 (October 2010), pp. 1063-1065
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/656382
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A minority of infectious diseases consultants currently work in healthcare institutions requiring influenza vaccination for healthcare workers, and in approximately half of these institutions, the healthcare workers who refuse vaccination do not face substantial consequences for their refusal. Although true mandatory policies are not common, a majority of infectious diseases consultants support such policies.
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