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Many Health-Care Workers May Shun Swine Flu Shot
Date:8/26/2009

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Paul Chan, lead author and a professor of microbiology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, advocated more education to encourage health-care workers to seek vaccinations.

In an accompanying BMJ editorial, Rachel Jordan, a lecturer in public health at England's University of Birmingham, and Andrew Hayward, senior lecturer at the UCL Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology in England, stressed that vaccination of health-care workers is important for their own protection and the protection of their patients.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on swine flu.



-- Peter West



SOURCE: BMJ, news release, Aug. 26, 2009


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