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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

Did your doctor get a flu vaccine?

By September 27, 2012

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Most people are well aware of the latest guidelines that everyone who is at least 6 months of age should get a flu vaccine each year.

And many people get the message, with the CDC reporting that during the 2011-12 flu season:

  • about 43% of people got a flu vaccine
  • almost 50% of children between the ages of 6 months and 17 years got a flu vaccine
  • about 41% of adults got a flu vaccine

Not surprisingly, flu vaccine coverage was even higher for health care professionals.

A new report from the CDC, "Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Health-Care Personnel -- 2011-12 Influenza Season, United States," found that "vaccination coverage was 85.6% among physicians, 77.9% among nurses, and 62.8% among all other health care professionals."

Makes you wonder if they know something everyone else doesn't, or at least those who aren't getting a flu vaccine...

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October 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm
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I like your excellent coverage on flu vaccine. And I agree with your message of Influenza Vaccine.

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