Taking the Bite Out of Flu for LTC

December 9, 2014    |   By: Calevir

Flu is upon us early, and even though the vaccine is not completely effective, fifty percent protection beats none. Not only can the flu vaccine protect residents, but it can also reduce the disruption from staff sick days.   Long Term Living magazine talks about how unfortunately, long-term care staff are far less likely to be vaccinated than staff in other healthcare situations.
The CDC has developed a toolkit specifically for LTC employers to help encourage the vaccination of their workforce.   It is available on the CDC website.

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