Study: Only about 4 in 10 healthcare workers get flu shot

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Far less than half of all healthcare workers said they received flu shots, according to a new study.

Only 38% of healthcare workers said they received flu vaccine, according to the study appearing in the February issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers reviewed data from a sample of 1,651 workers from a federal survey in 2000.

Aides, blacks and workers under age 50 had particularly low vaccination rates, according to study results.