Discussion Debate Time: Vaccination against Influenza for Health Care Workers

Discussion Debate Time: Vaccination against Influenza for Health Care Workers

Debate Time: Vaccination against Influenza for Health Care Workers

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Debate Time:  Vaccination against Influenza for Health Care Workers

 

You are the medical director of a large long-term care facility with a primarily elderly resident population.  The frail elderly are particularly vulnerable to influenza.  In addition to providing the flu vaccine to residents, you would like to make it mandatory that all health care workers in the facility receive the flu vaccine as well, to provide indirect protection to the residents who are at high risk for influenza.  You have heard that some of the employees are unhappy with this plan.  What should you do?

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