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SLIDESHOW: 8 Reasons Why Healthcare Workers Skip Flu Shots



4. "Ridiculous" fear of needles
"People who opt out have a lot of different reasons, but we are in healthcare and any reason that puts our patients at risk for a simple reason of being afraid—that's unfortunate. It's really ridiculous," says  Anthony W. Russell, MDPH, SAAP, and a member of the California Medical Association. Russell testified on the healthcare worker vaccination bill that was recently vetoed by the governor of California.

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