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Ann-Marie Aziz
British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 23, Iss. 2, 23 Jan 2014, pp 74

Frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) involved in direct patient care are encouraged to receive the annual influenza (flu) vaccination to protect them and their patients from flu. In certain groups, such as the very young and older people, flu may contribute to more serious morbidity and mortality. Complications include bronchitis and bacterial pneumonia and even death (Chan and Wong, 2007).

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