Monday, September 13, 2010

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Mandatory Influenza Immunization of all Health Care Workers

We have already posted several times in the last week regarding the SHEA Position Paper.  The AAP Policy Statement comes to a similar conclusion.  They appear to come from the position that compliance with vaccine is low, low is bad and mandatory programs can increase compliance. No good information in the document regarding financial COI, but they do include a statement that they were internally disclosed and resolved through a Board-approved process.  Not being a member of AAP, I'm not sure what that means.  Perhaps someone can enlighten us.

Interestingly, the AAP paper has 24 references vs SHEA's 63.

AAP Policy Statement

Previous SHEA Position Paper posts: here, here and here.

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