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State wants more hospital workers to get flu shots

More Massachusetts hospital workers are getting flu shots, but new data show the numbers remain below the goal set by state regulators, who say the lack of vaccinations exposes patients to a heightened risk of infection.

Roughly 85 percent of workers at the state’s acute care hospitals received flu shots during the most recent season, up from 81 percent a year earlier. The goal of the state Department of Public Health is a minimum of 90 percent.

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