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The Role of Health Care Workers in Stopping Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

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By Ryan Moran, MD, Preventive Medicine Resident, University of California, San Diego

Although health care workers promote vaccinations to their patients, their own immunization rates lag behind the Healthy People 2020 target of 90%. This is a great concern, given that health care workers care for some of the most vulnerable populations in our society.…

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