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New York Health Care Workers Resist Flu Vaccine Rule
« on: September 20, 2009, 09:08:32 pm »
New York Health Care Workers Resist Flu Vaccine Rule
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/21/nyregion/21vaccine.html

 When she cleans the rooms of patients with swine flu symptoms, Jana Newton, a housekeeper at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, has to suit up for her own protection in a mask, gloves, gown and hairnet.

Jana Newton, an aide at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, said she has not been sick and sees no reason for a shot.

But she still does not want the one thing that would give her a far better defense — a flu shot.
“Some people’s immune system is good, like me,” Ms. Newton said. “I’ve been here five years and never been sick. Why mess with something that’s not broken?”

She is not alone. Across the country, federal health officials say, only about 42 percent of all health care workers get an annual flu shot. That is little better than the overall national average of 33 percent and far below the 65 to 70 percent rate for the elderly.

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