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CDC encourages healthcare workers to get vaccinated for flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging healthcare workers to get the annual flu vaccine.

Senate proposal would make visas for some foreign workers harder to attain

Some Democrats in the Senate are considering an overhaul to the nation's rules when it comes to hiring foreign workers for "specialty occupations," including some occupations in the healthcare field.

Healthcare worker attitudes toward flu vaccinations concerning, study suggests

Healthcare worker attitudes toward flu vaccinations concerning, study suggests

Concern for patient safety was only third in a list of reasons why healthcare workers get flu vaccinations, according to a study in Germany.

H1N1 vaccine could be available by end of month

Health officials say the H1N1 flu vaccine could be available as early as three weeks from now. And only one dose may be needed for each recipient.

Medicare to pay same rate for administering H1N1 vaccine as seasonal flu vaccine

Medicare to pay same rate for administering H1N1 vaccine as seasonal flu vaccine

Healthcare providers will receive the same Medicare payment rate to administer the H1N1 flu vaccine as the seasonal flu vaccine, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said.