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I think it is safe to say that I will always agree with the APIC and their recommendation on the requirement of vaccinations to all HCP. 1) As HCP, our profession is dedicated to infection prevention. We must be healthy and immunized to ensure patient safety. Patients and their families trust us to provide them care and protect them from developing influenza. It is a moral and ethical obligation to those who place trust in us. 2) Evidence supports that influenza vaccination is the most effective strategy in reducing morbidity and mortality of influenza. In this past, this is what has worked for us. We see
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Unformatted text preview: what flu will be within the avian and from there we formulate exact vaccinations to fight the upcoming infections predicted to be present. 3) Voluntary vaccination was not successful, as people were not vaccinating. In our profession, we are evidence based to guide our decisions and actions. If voluntary was unsuccessful, then we must use the evidence and implement mandatory vaccination to ensure all HCP are vaccinated. Requirements are effective in increasing vaccination rates....
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