First do no harm: ensuring that healthcare workers vaccinate and are vaccinated.

@article{Nichol2003FirstDN,
  title={First do no harm: ensuring that healthcare workers vaccinate and are vaccinated.},
  author={Kristin L. Nichol},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={799-800}
}
In the United States, influenza and pneumococcal diseases together are responsible for 20 to 50 times more deaths due to vaccine-preventable diseases than are all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined. During the 1990s, for example, it was estimated that more than 600,000 individuals died of influenza and pneumococcal diseases, whereas fewer than 15,000 deaths were reported for all other vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccinations against influenza and pneumococcal diseases are safe and… CONTINUE READING