Flu Vaccine

$11.6M to nurse paralyzed by flu vaccine

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A former nurse has received an $11.6 million government settlement to pay for future care after a flu vaccine paralyzed her.

CDC to families: Press long-term care staff to get vaccinated for flu

CDC to families: Press long-term care staff to get vaccinated for flu

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Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention singled out long-term care professionals in a recent influenza vaccination briefing, calling on them to be vaccinated and urging family members of residents to question workers' vaccination status.

CDC breaks down beliefs, attitudes related to flu vaccination among LTC workers

CDC breaks down beliefs, attitudes related to flu vaccination among LTC workers

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Long-term care workers are more likely to be vaccinated for the flu if they believe it protects the health of people around them, according to survey data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Internet Panel Surveys for the 2011-2012 flu season questioned long-term care workers about their knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding vaccination.

High-dose beats standard flu vaccine for elderly in long-term care, researchers find

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Frail, elderly people in long-term care facilities received a greater antibody boost from a high-dose influenza vaccine than a standard vaccine in a recent study, researchers have announced.

CDC: Flu hitting elderly especially hard, but only half of nursing home workers vaccinated

CDC: Flu hitting elderly especially hard, but only half of nursing home workers vaccinated

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The 2012-13 flu season has been especially bad for the elderly, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in a call with reporters. Despite this, CDC figures show about half of nursing home workers have not been vaccinated.

Flu vaccines ineffective in adults over 65, analyses assert

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A flurry of recent studies has shown that flu shots don't offer much protection against influenza in elderly people who have received the vaccine, a recent report suggests.

CDC: Flu vaccinations among LTC workers declining

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While influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers have increased overall, fewer long-term care facility employees are being vaccinated, a government survey has found.

Emphasize flu vaccine's effectiveness to boost employee vaccination rates, study suggests

Emphasize flu vaccine's effectiveness to boost employee vaccination rates, study suggests

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The perceived effectiveness of a flu vaccination is a much bigger factor in convincing a healthcare worker's decision to get a flu shot than trying to impress concerns for residents, new research suggests.

Nursing home group doesn't support mandatory flu vaccines for workers

Nursing home group doesn't support mandatory flu vaccines for workers

The largest nursing home association in the country agrees that influenza vaccine should be offered to all healthcare workers but it stops short of endorsing a recommendation by a federal advisory panel that the vaccinations be mandatory.

Statins protect against influenza mortality, study shows

In what has become the latest positive news about statins, researchers have found they appear to reduce the risk of death in patients hospitalized with the flu.

Study: Black nursing home residents less likely to get flu shots

Black nursing home residents are less likely than their white counterparts to receive or be offered influenza vaccinations, a new study finds.

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.

Report: Flu vaccination rates among healthcare workers continue to grow

Long-term care professionals had an influenza vaccine compliance rate of 64.4% during last year's flu season, compared with a 71.1% compliance rate among hospital workers, new data shows.

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