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Influenza Vaccination Requirements for Healthcare Personnel in U.S. Hospitals: Results of a National Survey

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 November 2015

M. Todd Greene
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan Veterans’ Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Karen E. Fowler
Affiliation:
Veterans’ Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Sarah L. Krein
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan Veterans’ Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Elissa Gaies
Affiliation:
Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
David Ratz
Affiliation:
Veterans’ Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Suzanne F. Bradley
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Sanjay Saint
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan Veterans’ Affairs/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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