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Employers mandating vaccinations

Predictably, the CDC still recommends flu shots for healthcare workers because “It’s the best intervention we currently have, so we need to keep using it while working toward a better flu vaccine.” So in other words, mandatory flu vaccinations of healthcare workers will continue, in spite of the lack of evidence that they work to protect patients.

Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.

CDC estimates that flu-related hospitalizations since 2010 ranged from 140,000 to 710,000, while flu-related deaths are estimated to have ranged from 12,000 to 56,000. (“Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May.) An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spreading it to others.

Health Impact News Editor Comments: Last year we saw an increase in healthcare facilities requiring nurses and other healthcare workers to receive mandatory flu vaccinations as a requirement for employment.

We learned that new mandates for mandatory flu vaccinations of healthcare workers was tied into new requirements for Obamacare.

And influenza experts who commented on the analysis pointed out that, for specific outcomes such as lab-confirmed influenza, the data showed little evidence of protection for patients.

The meta-analysis, by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), appeared in an early online edition of .

Most childhood vaccines are 90% to 99% effective in preventing disease... All vaccines must be tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA will not let a vaccine be given unless it has been proven to be safe and to work well in children... in many parts of the world many vaccine-preventable diseases are still common.

The new statewide governing body for the university system, the Florida Board of Governors, was established in 2002.

Under the present governance system, the governing authority for the state university system is divided between the Florida Board of Education (which has some authority over all levels of public education in the state) and appointed University Boards of Trustees, which operate independently for each separate institution.

These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.