Eight health workers fired for refusing flu shots

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    No flu shot...no job. Eight health workers fired for refusing flu shots : News : NorthwestOhio.com

    Indiana hospital fires 8 workers who refused flu shot | Fox News

    I believe that employees should honor the agreement they made when they were hired. However, from the articles, it appears the hospital changed the terms of employment.
     
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    No flu shot...no job. Eight health workers fired for refusing flu shots : News : NorthwestOhio.com

    Indiana hospital fires 8 workers who refused flu shot | Fox News

    I believe that employees should honor the agreement they made when they were hired. However, from the articles, it appears the hospital changed the terms of employment after they were hired.

    I realize that rw's want employers/government to be able to control health care options but, imo, we're giving employers/government way too much say over our personal lives. At what point do we say that our private lives are our private business? And, if we continue giving control to employers and government, how do we ever get it back?

    OTOH, I've never had either a "flu" or pneumonia vaccine and never will.
     
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    Now I see the problem...
     
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    The flu is communicable. Health care workers do not have a right to spread disease. If there could be a flu shot that did not intrude on private lives and only protected people at work, surely it would be preferable.

    I have never had a flu shot. If I worked in the health care field, obviously the protection for patients comes before my personal decisions.
     
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    I'm 64 and I don't even get asked if I want one or not by my doctor. I have no spleen.
     
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    It's not a Law, just a Recommendation from the CDC. You guys don't know the difference?

    Lawsuit time.

    I haven't had a Flu Shot in maybe 25 years and I rarely get sick.

    See, what they don't tell you is that THIS YEARS shot only protects against LAST YEARS STRAIN.

    How many different strains of flu are there? You don't know? Better look, but you might not like/agree with what you find.
     
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    A lawsuit based on what? This company changed their policy, these people didn't want to comply with company policy, so they got fired.

    Joe hasn't worn a seat belt in 25 years and hasn't been injured in a car accident. Therefore...


    The vaccination this year is about 90% match for currently circulating strains.
     
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    I'm 66 and my doctor knows better than to ask. I got flu back in the 70s, also got pneumonia but I was a smoker then and subsisted on coffee and cigarettes. Now I eat a healthy vegetarian diet and don't smoke. No colds, no flu.

    Y'all might want to start asking health care workers if they get flu shots. Many do not.

    As for the hosp - they changed the terms of employment and they ignored the requests for exemption. Those are both grounds for suits.
     
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    What's more disturbing is that I don't think the darned things actually work.

    I've never had one, and I haven't had the Flu since I was a kid.
     
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    Agree. They're always based on last year's flu and viruses evolve, change, mutate.

    I wouldn't even consider getting a flu/pneumonia vaccine.
     

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