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Influenza Vaccinations: Should They Be Mandatory for Nurses?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Deborah Hancock, Clinical Associate Professor (Creator)
Julie A. Kordsmeier, Clinical Assistant Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that certain priority groups, such as healthcare providers, receive the influenza vaccine each year, and it is becoming more common that healthcare institutions mandate that nurses employed in direct patient care settings receive annual influenza immunizations. I strongly support the position that all nurses involved in direct patient care should be required to receive the annual immunization.

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Publication
Maternal Child Nursing Journal 31(2), 77.
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
Influenza, Vaccination, Opposing viewpoints, Nursing, Policy