Skip to comments.TriHealth fires 150 employees for not getting flu shots: Co. offered shots for free (Cincinnati)
Posted on 11/24/2012 1:04:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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Did they sign the agreement?
I use eucalyptus oil, as well...I can’t remember the last time I had so much as a cold, and I live in New ‘Red as they come’ England.
In Colorado it’s now state law. All healthcare workers will get the flu vac or have their privileges suspended during flu season the only exemption is a documented allergic reaction. While I’m first in line to get the flu vacc every year (had Hong Kong flu as teenager never want to be that sick again) the libertarian side of me made me want to challenge the system. Unfortunately I need to put the kids thru college..... But one more reason I’m out of the doctoring business as soon as the youngest graduates. 2 1/2 yrs but who is counting?
I've seen those movies, too...
BTW - has anyone noticed the article does not mention anything about those fired being healthcare providers. They are mentioned as “employees”,,could be janitors and secretaries,,who knows? Also NOT MENTIONED is any link to any piece of literature showing that healthcare workers who do NOT get a vaccine somehow cause a significant health issue or have caused a significant issue to patients. ...where is that proof? Unbelievable what some people will accept to have a job. Guess if I’m the employer, I own your aZZ, LITERALLY and physically. It’s NOT right.
Just for grins; I have checked under ‘career opportunities’ at the websites of hospitals around the country...not ONE mentions that a flu shot is a condition of employment. Shouldn’t potential employees be made aware of that before the application process begins?
I hadn't had a flu shot in years but have changed careers which leaves me more exposed. I got one this year.
I've never been sick when I've gotten them but I've also not had the flu in decades. *knock wood*
Given that Baxter, a flu vaccine manufacturer, was caught ‘accidentally’ putting the live bird flu virus IN the vaccines for bird flu it would seem your logic might be a bit off? Plus, most manufacturers are now moving vaccine lines to China and India. China would never adulterate any of the consumer goods it sells. Never.
I had flu shots every year in the military. Got the flu the week after every year as well.
Exactly. In addition to influenza shots, it is also advisable if not required by many hospitals and clinics that healthcare workers get vaccinated for Hepatitis, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, Varicella, TB, Pertussis, Typhoid Fever, and Vaccinia. This is not only for the protection of patients but for the protection of the healthcare workers themselves and to maintain a healthy healthcare workforce in the event of an outbreak of any of those diseases. And imagine what would happen if you go to the hospital for life saving surgery and half of the staff is out sick with the flu or something even worse. Imagine a sick healthcare worker spreading the flu or Hep or Measles, Mumps, Rubella, imagine a unimmunized nurse or nurses aid sick with Rubella working in a high risk maternity ward, someone with Pertussis working in the childrens ward or someone with TB working in the cafeteria.
Again, the article says “employees”,,it doesn’t say healthcare workers.
Advisable is not the same as required.
There isn't any. IT personnel, paper pushers, etc...even in 'off-site' locations are forced to SUBMIT (if they want to keep working...if you are one of the paycheck to paycheck crowd, too bad). In Red Hampshire; if you work for Pepsi (or Coke), and have to service a machine at a RH hospital; you MUST have a flu shot. They are considered 'contractors', and must be immunized.
Why compromise your immune system with these shots? Time to fight back.
Never had a shot, hope never to get one either.
The CDC has a list of recommendations, what immunizations for healthcare workers are strongly advised, but the actual requirements for healthcare workers are regulated by each States departments of health. Here is New Yorks for instance:
Here is Rhode Islands:
Here is Texas:
Of course hospitals and clinics can, as a condition of employment, require immunizations over and above what is required in the state in which they are operating.
I remember a time when food service/food handlers had to be tested for TB and Typhoid. I think that was a good idea, something that should be required.
Hundreds of pets in our country learned that hard lesson a few years back...
I’m with the others who refuse to get a flu shot. My mother and aunt used to get them every year and of course, they got the flu. I’ve never had one and have never had the flu.
I note that most of the comments defending the shots are coming from the 'elite' community...'Hahvahd', university professors and such...
So, healthcare have to sacrifice their health to political correctness.
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