Updates for Healthcare Professionals on Influenza (Flu)

Posted on August 11, 2011

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule on influenza vaccinations for healthcare personnel.  See pages 591-98 in the following link: http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2011-19719_PI.pdf.  On a related note, Partnership for Prevention has released a new report, Give Productivity a Shot in the Arm:  How Influenza Immunization Can Enhance Your Bottom Line, “highlights how worksite vaccination programs can improve employee health, increase productivity, and boost national vaccination rates.”  http://www.prevent.org/flu/.

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