More B.C. health-care workers declining flu shots, data shows

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From 2019 to 2023, the rate of influenza immunization among health-care workers in acute care settings, such as hospitals, has declined from an all-time high of 78 per cent to only 49 per cent. The reported rate for long-term care staff, dealing with vulnerable seniors, has declined from 73 per cent to just 40 per cent, in the same period. The declining rates may be explained by changes to reporting, as far fewer workers are now reporting their immunization status after mandatory reporting and discipline measures for not reporting were suspended, in 2020. Read more…

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