Flu Vaccine Mandates

We should be guaranteed the basic right to informed consent in regards to flu vaccination, which is clearly no panacea - Jalal Baig MD

Flu Vaccine Mandates
Flu Vaccine Mandates

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Doctors Shouldn’t Get Fired for Skipping the Flu Shot

In healthcare, it's that time of year again. What begins as a slow trickle of email reminders from hospital administrators regarding mandatory flu vaccinations inevitably becomes a deluge. These messages provide locations and times for staff to enthusiastically line up and fulfill their annual commitment to patient care.

As the days turn to weeks and physicians such as myself become delinquent, the friendly reminders turn into threatening rebukes in large, bold font. Soon, the hospital's administrators compel action and we surrender our arms to nurses and their large vaccine-filled needles. All of this is done to achieve a bright sticker bearing the words "I got my flu shot for you"…

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 Doctors Shouldn’t Get Fired for Skipping the Flu Shot

For those who refuse due to ethical or scientific reservations, there are penalties. In addition to potentially being fired or losing income, work privileges are lost and physicians lose access to information systems, which prevents them from accessing patient records, conducting research, and billing for their medical services.


Influenza vaccination information for health care workers.

Immunization Action Coalition

The Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll represents the champions who have taken the lead in mandating influenza vaccination within their organization or institution.

Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines

Blog and writings for members and non-members of those who do not support forced vaccination in the workplace.

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