Staff flu vaccination rate at UC Irvine Medical Center among Orange County's highest
February 12, 2016
IN THE NEWS: The flu vaccination rate for UC Irvine Medical Center employees is 96.5 percent, ranking it third overall highest in Orange County for health care workers, according to the California Department of Public Health. An article in the Orange County Register reported on the figures released this week.
Public health officials repeatedly say the best protection against the flu is the flu vaccine. That advice is especially important for caregivers who work in hospitals and could pass the bug on to patients, who could face deadly complications from contracting a virus, the article said.
Countywide, the rate was 86.6 percent.
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