September 9th, 2011

Too few health professionals getting flu shots

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Infectious diseases expert Greg Poland, MD, said hospitals already require staff to have proof of immunity to an assortment of diseases, including measles, mumps and rubella. He said flu shots should be added to the mandatory list. "It's a natural extension of the idea that you don't transmit diseases to patients that you could prevent," said Dr. Poland, a professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

AMA News, by Christine Moyer, 9/9/11

Tags: Infectious Diseases

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