Two weeks ago, it was the Fraser Health Authority in BC: Masks mandated at Fraser Health Authority to stop flu.
This week it was a hospital in Sudbury, Ontario: Wear face mask or get flu shot, hospital staff told…
Virginia Mason Medical Center describes as a “defining moment” its decision in 2005 to require all employees to get a flu shot; it was the first facility in the US to do so. The policy came about after an employee participating in a Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) wondered aloud: “If the patient really came first, shouldn’t everyone at Virginia Mason get a flu shot?”
According to the Globe and Mail’s public health reporter Andre Picard, health care workers should actually take pride in rolling up their sleeves.
Now it’s over to you:
Should everyone working in health care get a flu shot?
Should the health system, or health regions, be mandating immunizations for their employees?