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...