The investigators concluded that the inactivated vaccine was superior to the LAIV for preventing Influenza A (H3N2) in adults.
( The purpose of the analysis was to determine whether vaccination for 2008-2009 seasonal flu had any impact on the probability of infection with pandemic 2009 (H1N1).
An unidentified nurse who was allegedly fired for refusing a flu vaccine drew the attention of protesters, who rallied in support of what they said was a violation of her conscience protection rights. Louis, Missouri, allegedly fired the nurse in November for refusing to comply with the hospital's requirement that all employees be vaccinated for influenza, according to a Facebook posting by a colleague who organized the protest.
The news comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that vaccination rates among healthcare workers have plateaued over the past 4 years at a meager 74% overall.
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