Share Medical Center meets 96 percent influenza vaccine challenge
August 9, 2019
Share Medical Center in Alva is one of the 47 Oklahoma hospitals and hospital specialty units to have met a challenge from the Oklahoma Hospital Association to achieve a health care worker influenza vaccination rate of 96 percent or higher during the 2018-2019 flu season.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “Influenza places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations and between 12,00...