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Mandatory Long-Term Care Worker Vaccination

The WSMA supports a mandatory annual influenza vaccination for every long-term care worker who has direct patient contact unless a medical contraindication or religious objection exists. (Res A-1, A-11)

The WSMA recommends that physicians and other practitioners encourage caregivers – both professional health care workers and family caregivers – to obtain these vaccinations. (Res A-1, A-11)

The WSMA urges physicians treating patients in long-term care facilities to encourage those facilities to establish policies and procedures that minimize barriers to staff influenza vaccination. (Res A-1, A-11)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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