Officials recommend mandatory flu shots for health workers - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Officials recommend mandatory flu shots for health workers

By Lindsay Mohs - email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Pediatricians are calling for mandatory flu shots for all doctors, nurses and other health workers. The American Academy of Pediatrics says mandatory vaccines are needed to protect patients.

The group says voluntary vaccination programs haven't worked and there's evidence health workers have passed the flu to patients. 3 million flu sufferers visit hospitals every year.

©2010 WTOC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CBS contributed to this report.

Powered by Frankly