States mandating flu vaccine

“Qualified, experienced and excellent health care workers are being dismissed from their positions or simply quitting to avoid the confrontation.Many are afraid to speak out for fear of retribution.”Mandatory flu-vaccination policies have proliferated since Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle first instituted a mandate in 2004.The ACLU, parents, teachers unions and all the rest of us should be doing something about this.All should be making sure Rhode Island and the rest of the nation adopt mandatory flu vaccination policies.

Over 200 viruses cause influenza and influenza-like illness, which produce the same symptoms (fever, headache, aches and pains, cough and runny noses).From 2001 to 2007 less than 200 non-autism vaccine injury claims were filed annually with the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).By 2010 reported claims have almost tripled, with the increase in claims largely due to adult influenza vaccine injury claims.Organizations would be required to provide information about the risks and benefits of vaccination and allow employees time to consider it.Employers could not demote, suspend, discharge or discriminate against any worker who refused a vaccination.

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