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SLIDESHOW: 8 Reasons Why Healthcare Workers Skip Flu Shots



3. Misperceptions about vulnerability to influenza; perceived ineffectiveness of vaccine
"Our patients are particularly vulnerable because in many cases, their immune systems are weakened by disease or the treatments we are giving them. As a healthcare worker, you have a responsibility to protect the lives of our patients. The data are clear: Getting a flu vaccination is an important step you can take to avoid contracting and spreading the flu to our patients," says Nancy Foster, VP Quality and Patient Safety at the American Hospital Association.

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