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Staff vaccination in nursing homes reduces mortality rates of residents

Mortality rates in nursing home residents were 42% lower in facilities with higher staff vaccination coverage compared with control facilities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. February 24, 2006; 55(RR02): 1-16. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5502a1.htm

Reference

Title
Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel
Publication
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Publication Date
February 24, 2006
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Volume & Issue
Volume 55, Issue RR02
Pages
1-16
URL
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