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After getting the flu shot, Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rocknroll_guitar/3011214544/">Patricia H.</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
After getting the flu shot, Photo: Patricia H., Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY health commissioner imposes flu precautions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah has declared the flu now prevalent in the state, requiring hospitals and other state-regulated health facilities to ensure their personnel have either had this season's influenza vaccine or else wear masks where patients may be present.

The rule includes more than 4,000 hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, nursing homes, hospices and home care agencies statewide. It applies to doctors, nurses, students, volunteers, contractors and even some cafeteria workers.  Go to full article

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