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
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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
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
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
“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