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Is the flu shot mandatory where you work at? (for the medical OTrs)



I work at two different hospitals. The one I work at full time hasn't made it mandatory(yet) but strongly suggests it and if we do not get it we have to sign a form and agree to wear a mask everytime we work for the rest of flu season(basically until March). My other job is making it mandatory. Only way out is if your doctor signs a form saying you are either allergic to it or have other medical conditions that would prevent you from getting it.


As a medical professional I'm not one of these wacky people that thinks vaccines are bad, but I don't think the flu shot should be mandatory, not when it is a crapshoot anyways every year what strains they protect against.


I'm going next week to get my flu shot to comply, but know some that are not and I'm only assuming they will be terminated because of it. Can that really be just grounds for termination?



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Scruffy
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Yea. It's mandatory for everyone who works in the hospital. You have to have a sticker on your id showing the date you got the shot





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TigerTatorTots
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Nope. Haven't gotten a flu shot since I was about 5 years old





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SW2SCLA
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The one I work at full time hasn't made it mandatory(yet) but strongly suggests it and if we do not get it we have to sign a form and agree to wear a mask everytime we work for the rest of flu season(basically until March).


This is what my facility does

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but know some that are not and I'm only assuming they will be terminated because of it. Can that really be just grounds for termination?


If it's a private hospital then I'd think they can put a policy like that in place.






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BayouBengal504
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i dont work n medicine, but as a patient i would want everyone who works there to have their shots.







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GrizzlePickle
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I'm in Nursing School, and they required us to get them this year because the hospitals we serve our clinicals at have made it a requirement.

That being said, I've never really minded getting them too much, although it was easier when I was in the Navy because they came to us to get it done.






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lsunurse
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I don't really mind. I would have gotten mine sooner but didn't want to risk getting sick from it before the wedding.



ETA: Just crazy that my coworker may possibly be fired over this.



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lsunurse
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but as a patient i would want everyone who works there to have their shots.









What if your nurse is allergic to eggs and therefore unable to get a flushot?






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Puffoluffagus
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Yeah lsuhsc Nola is finally making everyone get one. I have a health block on me right. I suppose I'll go get one sometime over thanksgiving holidays.





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What if your nurse is allergic to eggs
Then frick her life






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SW2SCLA
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What if your nurse is allergic to eggs and therefore unable to get a flushot?



Then she'll need to wear a mask.






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LordSnow
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re: Is the flu shot mandatory where you work at? (for the medical OTrs)


Yes, As is the MMR booster, Smallpox and Anthrax

I know there were more but cant recall them ATM

ETA: Sorry, not in medical field.



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NoHoTiger
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Not mandated, but they offer it free of charge here.





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Paradise13
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Yes the guillian barre shot is required





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Paedin
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I work in the oil field and they give them out on the rigs free. My father has Lou Gehrig's and is traced, so I have to get one every year just as a precaution.





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white perch
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Yes, it is mandatory. If you get the flu shot, then fewer people die of the flu.





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GeorgeTheGreek
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Real men dont get sick.





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Sir Drinksalot
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My kid has asthma so we all get it. I would hope all health care professionals would get theirs?? It makes a lot of sense.





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GeorgeTheGreek
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The Fru shot is mandatory in China fwiw.


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NoHoTiger
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Just crazy that my coworker may possibly be fired over this.

Is there a reason she doesn't want to get it? If I knew my job was on the line, I think I'd get the shot barring some medical reason not to.






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