Editorial: Time to mandate influenza vaccination in health-care workers

The Lancet  
Jul 23, 2011  Volume 378  Number 9788  p289 – 372
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue/current

Perspectives
Time to mandate influenza vaccination in health-care workers
Arthur Caplan

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Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to chat with David Salisbury, National Director for Immunisation at the UK’s Department of Health. He told me how proud he was of the success that had been achieved in getting people living in the UK to get their influenza shots. I mentioned that one group that had proven very tough to vaccinate in the USA was health-care workers. He rolled his eyes and confided that doctors in the UK were a hard lot to get vaccinated as well…