New in MMWR: Vaccination among Health Care Personnel, Polio Eradication & more

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October 21, 2022


The figure is a graphic with text explaining how staying up to date on vaccines protects health care professionals and their patients. The information is split into two boxes. The tan box on the left reads, “Among over 3,600 health care professionals: 4 in 5 got a flu vaccine during 2021–22 season; 2 in 3 who got primary COVID-19 vaccines received a booster.” The orange box on the right reads, “Employers: Recommend employees receive flu and COVID-19 vaccines. Consider requiring employees receive flu and COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.

Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Health Care Personnel — United States, 2021–22

HCP influenza vaccination coverage was 80% during the 2021–22 season; 87% completed primary COVID-19 vaccination, 67% of whom received a COVID-19 booster dose. Vaccination coverage was higher among HCP who reported employer vaccination requirements for those vaccines.



The figure is a bar graph showing emergency department visit rates, by age group, in the United States during 2019–2020.

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MMWR Weekly Briefing Podcast: Week of October 10

The latest MMWR Weekly Briefing is live. This episode covers five reports, including reports highlighting adverse childhood experiences among high school students during the COVID-19 pandemic, e-cigarette use among middle and high school students and more. Listen and subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.

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