CDC issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccine, says LTC flu vaccination rates remain low

September 19, 2014 10:32 AM

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CDC issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccine, says LTC flu vaccination rates remain low

Long-term care workers continued to have low rates of flu vaccination last season, despite there being 92% vaccination coverage overall among physicians and nurses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Coverage for nurses overall was up five percentage points from 2013-2014 to 90.5%, and pharmacists clocked in close to 86%. Long-term care professionals had a 63% rate, the same as last season.

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