Flu Shots

Flu shot cuts stroke risk 24%

Flu shot cuts stroke risk 24%

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People who are vaccinated against the flu are 24% less likely to suffer a stroke during that flu season, say British researchers who analyzed records of nearly 50,000 patients.

LTC staff: worst with flu shots

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Nursing home workers were worst among similar employee groups in geting a flu vaccine last season, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials. The agency handed out a "report card" in late September.

Flu shots don't hurt turnover, study says

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Requiring flu shots is not a primary reason for employees quitting, an analysis finds. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all healthcare employees receive the annual flu vaccine, facilities vary on whether to make it mandatory.

Ask the legal expert ... about mandating flu shots

Ask the legal expert ... about mandating flu shots

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We've decided that next flu season we're going to mandate our staff members get flu shots. Are we on firm legal ground?

Rising flu toll sparks tussle on shot rules

Rising flu toll sparks tussle on shot rules

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The contentious issue of whether healthcare workers should be required to be vaccinated against the flu gained new ferocity in January. Deaths caused by influenza hit 7.3% the first week of the month, triggering an automatic "epidemic" designation from health officials.

Let's hope this flu remedy goes viral

Let's hope this flu remedy goes viral

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Some people might dream of owning a professional football or baseball team. Right now, I'm wishing I owned a nursing home. Then I could immediately fire all the people who deserved it.

Fewer flu outbreaks for nursing homes with vaccinated workers, study reports

Fewer flu outbreaks for nursing homes with vaccinated workers, study reports

Nursing homes with higher rates of flu vaccinations among direct caregivers have a dramatically lower number of flu outbreaks, a new study finds.