Business Group Urges Flu Shot Requirements For Hospital Workers
The National Business Group On Health is advocating this position as a way to reduce flu risk for health care workers and patients.
Modern Healthcare: Group Pushes Health Worker Flu Vaccinations
A national employer health care group joined several provider advocacy groups in urging hospitals to require their employees to obtain annual influenza vaccinations. The National Business Group on Health, a not-for-profit group representing the health policy interests of some of the largest U.S. employers, urged seasonal flu requirements for hospital workers as a way to reduce risks for health care workers and patients (Daly, 2/2).
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Taking Another Shot At The Flu Vaccine
Despite nearly 20 years of recommendations that health workers get flu shots, the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that less than 64 percent of them do. Consumer and business groups met in Washington Thursday to show their support for a recommendation from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) that hospitals require all health care workers to be vaccinated annually against the flu (Kulkarni, 2/2).