Do hospital employees benefit from the influenza vaccine?

@article{Weingarten1988DoHE,
  title={Do hospital employees benefit from the influenza vaccine?},
  author={Dr. Scott Weingarten and Howard Staniloff and Mark Ault and Peggy Miles and Mark J. Bamberger and Richard A. Meyer},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={3},
  pages={32-37}
}
Although current guidelines target hospital employees who contact high-risk patients as a high priority for influenza immunization, there are few data to support or refute this recommendation. Therefore, the authors enrolled 179 hospital employees in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial during the 1985–1986 influenza season. Influenza immunization was performed without serious adverse reactions and there was no increase in absenteeism attributable to the vaccination… CONTINUE READING

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