Construction workers are much less likely to get vaccinated for the flu than people in management, healthcare and social assistance. That finding emerged from a study published recently in the American Journal of Infection Control. The purpose of the study was to compare flu vaccination coverage rates by industry, occupation and state.
Each year, flu-like illnesses cause sickness, missed workdays, and related costs in the U.S. workforce. Getting the annual flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the illness, according to the CDC, yet coverage still lags among some workers.