Study: Flu Shot Mandates Unsupported by Science

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The four trials were conducted in long-term care facilities, but have generally been extrapolated to support flu immunization requirements in acute care and other settings. Among other benefits, the studies generally link reductions in resident mortality to higher staff flu vaccination rates. With healthcare worker vaccination rates lagging in most hospitals, several facilities began mandating immunization several years ago in what has since become a national trend.

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