Report: AAP to support mandatory flu shots for health workers

09/8/2010 | USA Today

The American Academy of Pediatrics, representing 60,000 pediatricians, will become the latest provider group to call for mandatory flu vaccinations for health care workers, according to a USA TODAY report. An AAP statement, to be released Monday, cites a study of a flu outbreak in a newborn hospital ICU in which 19 of 54 infants were infected by health-care associated transmission, with one of those infants dying from the illness.

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