AMA supports universal flu vaccination of healthcare workers

American Medical News reports, “The push for mandatory flu-vaccination policies for health professionals and other employees at health care organizations has picked up steam in the last two years.”

For instance, “the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Advisory Committee voted 12-2 to recommend that health facilities failing to achieve a 90% flu-vaccination rate using voluntary approaches ‘strongly consider a policy of employer requirement for influenza vaccination.'”

In addition, “the American Medical Association has policy supporting universal influenza vaccination of health care workers.”

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