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Staff flu vaccination reduces incidence of staff and patients

Vaccination of staff in a tertiary care facility over a period of 12 influenza seasons increased vaccination coverage from 4% to 67%, reduced laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza amongst staff from 42% to 9%, and reduced nosocomial cases among hospitalized patients from 32% to 0.

Salgado C, Giannetta E, Hayden F, Farr B. Preventing Nosocomial Influenza by Improving the Vaccine Acceptance Rate of Clinicians. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2004; 25(11): 923-8.


Preventing Nosocomial Influenza by Improving the Vaccine Acceptance Rate of Clinicians
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
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Salgado C, Giannetta E, Hayden F, Farr B
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Volume 25, Issue 11
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