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Clara Barton Hospital employees above average on percent of health care personnel receiving the fl

HOISINGTON — Flu Season is upon us and the best way to prevent the flu is through annual flu immunization. In 2010, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative started a four-year campaign to increase the number of hospital health care workers receiving annual influenza immunizations as a part of the effort to decrease health care associated infections.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that health care workers have a role in the fight against flu, with immunization of workers linked to improved patient outcomes and reduced flu infection. Studies show the flu can cause up to 48,000 deaths in the ...


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