Should we promote influenza vaccination of health care workers in nursing homes? Some ethical arguments in favour immunization

Mariëtte A. van den Hoven, Marcel F. Verweij

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Abstract

Although studies show the relation between influenza immunization of health care workers and the benefits for residents in nursing homes, compliance to vaccination is still low. In this article we explore and discuss two specific moral reasons for nursing home professionals to accept vaccination. These special reasons derive from two sources: the responsibilities they have as health professionals, and the responsibilities they have as a member of the collective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-489
JournalAge and Ageing
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes

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