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Crawdaddy
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can your employeer make you get a flu shot

Seems to be the trend

How would they know if you did or not? Do they have rights to your medical records just because?

I get mine anyhow so big deal other than the fact of them telling us we have to


Zantrix
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
My boss makes me get the aids shot.


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offshoreangler
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
We get free flu shots. But I don't believe in such witch craft


shutterspeed
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
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can your employeer make you get a flu shot


I do not have the specialized knowledge required to answer your question.


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heypaul
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
frick a flu shot

they're stupid and i'll never take one,
cause i'm as healthy as a adolescent bull


Alter X
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
No and no. HIPPA laws come into affect with the second question.


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WikiTiger
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
In a society that values liberty, a private company should be able to require whatever they want as a condition of employment.


However, since we aren't very free in the USA, I have a feeling that HIPAA would prevent them from having access to your medical records and thus you could easily lie to them.

However, I could be wrong. IANAL.


Sheep
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
"I got mine already, thanks."


Bho
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
I never get one and have had the flu once in my life. It sucked until I got a Phenogren(sp) shot and then I was fine. Everyone I know that gets one, feels like shite for two days. No thanks. To answer your question, I find it very hard to believe that an employer could require you to get a shot, however, if you didn't get one and called in with the flu, they may be able to fire you.


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Crawdaddy
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
It seems like HIPAA would prevent access but companies can say get a drug test and let us see the results. May be a bad example but it could be based on something like that. ??

What happens if I get the shot and get sick. Will the company be liable?

Just seems like to many legal issues to push something like this
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Don K Punch
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
Don't think so, however my boss took my company car keys and told me not to come back to work until I have been to a Dr. In the past 6 months I have fainted while "working". Been in the Hospital since Thursday and feel like shite.


chinhoyang
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
I would have some concerns about an employer mandating a flu shot for its employees though there is precedent for employer vaccine requirements (e.g. a typhus vaccination for employees traveling overseas). The employer will argue that the shots are required so that employees will not catch the flu from co-workers and to help limit flu absenteeism. It would be a fun case to argue (and I could argue both sides).

HIPAA, by the way, does not apply to most private employers. The privacy rule applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers. It applies to employers only to the extent that they somehow operate in one or more of those capacities. An employer's release of medical records may violate some other statute, but rarely HIPAA.



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Scruffy
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
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But I don't believe in such witch craft
Bloodletting is the way to go. Rids you of the bad blood and evil spirits.


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SpecialLSUtiger07
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
answer to the question is NO
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Been in the Hospital since Thursday and feel like shite.

oh goodness..... hope you get to feeling better soon


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Layabout
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cause i'm as healthy as a adolescent bull


With about the same intellectual gifts as one.


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Uncle JackD
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
I don't think they can actually require you to take the shot but some hospitals are now making employees wear masks during the entire flu season if they choose to opt out of getting the vaccine.


Jim Rockford
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How would they know if you did or not?


By having a nurse set up on the premises and give free shots.


LewDawg
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
Mine can


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chinhoyang
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
The answer is "yes" (I just looked up some pertinent OSHA and ADA rulings and advisory opinions). Technically, they can't force you to take the vaccine, they can just terminate your employment for not having one.

Vaccines are problematic, and most labor law professionals (e.g. me, board certified in Texas in labor and employment law) don't care much for mandatory vaccination policies for flu shots.


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lsunurse
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re: can your employeer make you get a flu shot
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but some hospitals are now making employees wear masks during the entire flu season if they choose to opt out of getting the vaccine.


F that!! That would suck! Most of our kids on the floor during flu season are on respiratory isolation anyways, but it is always nice when I have those patients not in isolation. A vacation for my face


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