New York healthcare workers resist flu vaccine rule
New York Times, September 21, 2009
Federal health officials say only about 42% of all healthcare workers get an annual flu shot. That is little better than the overall national average of 33% and far below the 65 to 70% rate for the elderly. That's why the New York Health Department is requiring that all hospital, home health, and hospice workers get seasonal and swine flu vaccinations. No other state or city health department has such a rule. Local unions have reacted angrily, saying they had not been consulted.
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