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Comparative acceptance of pertussis and influenza immunization among health-care personnel.

Pertussis and influenza immunization in health-care professionals (HCP) has been shown to lead to significant reduction of nosocomial infections. Parallel campaigns of pertussis and seasonal influenza immunization gave us a unique opportunity to compare attitudes towards influenza and pertussis immunization among HCP and to determine acceptance rates for both or either one of the two immunizations or refusal of both. 184 more words


The 10 Most Stressful Jobs & Their Salaries

Thanks to “Business Insider” for crunching the data to come up with a new ranking of the most stressful jobs.  Did your oppupation make the top 10 list? 269 more words


Why Are Flu Shots Mandatory for Healthcare Workers?

Many hospitals have announced mandatory flu shots for their healthcare workers (HCW). Some employees are outraged at the choice between influenza immunization and losing their jobs. 26 more words


Stopping a Good Investment in the Health of Africa

August is of course Winter in the southern hemisphere, but we are just finishing the “dog days of summer” here in Boston. As we do so at the Harvard T.H. 751 more words


STL County Jail Employees Fear Layoffs to Privatize Medical Care

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis County health workers are worried about losing their jobs if the county privatizes medical care at the jail.

During the council meeting on Tuesday, there were many testimonies made by workers. 196 more words


Day 9: What I've Learned About the Ugandan Healthcare System

“Uganda. Cool. Where is that? Oh boy, like Lion King!”

The modern-day satirical gem of Broadway musical theatre The Book of Mormon is a personal favourite of mine. 1,127 more words

Universal tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination of adults: What Canadian health care providers know and need to know.

The tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) is recommended for all adults in both Canada and the United States. There are few data on the proportion of Canadian adults vaccinated with Tdap; however, anecdotal reports indicate that uptake is low. 245 more words