California Healthcare Groups Urge Healthcare Workers to Receive Flu Vaccine

Seven California healthcare groups have issued a collective call to action urging healthcare workers to receive the flu vaccine, according to a Californians for Patient Care news release.

CPC is joined by the California Department of Public Health, the California Hospital Association, the California Medical Association, the California Association of Physician Groups, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's California Chapter and the California Association of Health Facilities in its call to action for mandatory influenza vaccinations.

 

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"We believe that 100 percent of all healthcare professionals should receive a flu vaccine every year. After all, we require California students to receive a whooping cough vaccination to protect the health of students. What makes our healthcare workers, who know firsthand how deadly influenza can be, exempt from receiving a vaccination to eliminate the spread of deadly infection?" CPC said in the release.

In its call to action, CPC is also urging all unions representing healthcare workers to join the cause.

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