Get the Flu Shot or You're Fired!

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Get the Flu Shot or You're Fired!
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Tue, 11-27-2012 - 11:25am

What do you think about a company making the flu vaccination mandatory?

TriHealth, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based health center fired 150 of its workers the Wednesday before Thanksgiving for not complying with a mandate that every member of the 10,800-person staff get the vaccine, which was being offered for free on-site. The workers had been given a month to comply with the mandate before Nov. 16, according to local Ohio news outlet, WLWT.

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/11/27/mandatory-flu-shot-workers-fired/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing7%7Cdl13%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D238479

The article says that the workers can appeal to be reinstated after they get the vaccine.  Do you think it's appropriate that a company can mandate what gets put into your body?  Does the fact that they are in the health care industry change your opinion?

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 8:00pm
Sure, I started a new job & had to take the Hep B shot {series of 3 shots, 2 done 1 to go} I see nothing wrong with it the only reason I think they shouldn't force someone is if they have had the shot & had a allergic reaction to it
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 09-30-2011
Thu, 11-29-2012 - 1:05pm
It does make a difference to me that the company is in the health field, they need to more wary of spreading it specially if they are caring for people are who are at the greatest risk if they get the flu. I like to hear the reasoning behind the employees decision to not get the vaccination. I think that if a non-health field company offers free vaccinations in order to cut down on sick days than that's a great option. I don't think they should be able to force it, unless it's something that directly relates to their job.

Chelsea

"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open."

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Thu, 11-29-2012 - 1:06pm
I'm curious why the job required the Hep B shot, was that the only one or did you have to be up to date on all your vaccinations?

Chelsea

"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open."

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Registered: 11-10-2010
Thu, 11-29-2012 - 3:37pm

I can understand if you work in the medical field but if not I don't think you should be forced to take it.