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Flu shots lag among MA acute-care workers, regulators find

The Boston Globe, July 17, 2014

State health regulators will start cracking down on acute care hospitals that have large numbers of workers who do not receive a flu shot, but are stopping short of mandating the vaccine, according to plans unveiled Wednesday. At roughly one-third of Massachusetts' acute care hospitals, fewer than 80 percent of health care personnel received a flu shot this past flu season, new data from the state Department of Public Health show. The statewide median among the hospitals was 86 percent, which is below the 90 percent goal regulators have long sought.