More Doctors Take Vitamins than Get a Flu Vaccine

October 22, 2009 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 More Doctors Take Vitamins than Get a Flu Vaccine
72% of physicians1 and 89% of nurses take vitamins each year. 51% of physicians and 59% of nurses classify themselves as regular consumers of dietary supplements. In comparison, only 42% of health professionals2 get a seasonal flu vaccine – a number that is inching up this year due to extreme pressure.

The take home message is clear: “Do as I do – not as I say.”

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Most Doctors Take Vitamins  Nutrition Journal   Annette Dickinson, Nicolas Boyon, and Andrew Shao.
  2. ^ Low Flu Vaccination Rates for Health Professionals    

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