• Influenza
  • For Healthcare Personnel

Why is influenza vaccination important for health care professionals (HCP)?

We already encourage them to stay home from work when they are sick. Unfortunately, by the time a HCP has symptoms of influenza, they may have already exposed many patients since the virus is shed for 1–2 days before symptoms begin. Further, many studies show that HCP often go to work while they are sick and may be infectious to others. Start planning early to make sure all employees in your work setting receive annual influenza vaccination before the influenza season begins.

Last reviewed: September 10, 2023

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