Do Nurses have to get the flu shot?
Alberta Health Services is urging all health care staff to get a seasonal influenza immunization. United Nurses of Alberta also encourages its members to receive their annual flu shot.
Can you deny the flu shot in nursing school?
“Students can refuse the vaccine, but those who are not exempt maybe should be told that this is not the time to be in a nursing program.” “You’re going to go into practice and you’re going to be very limited in your jobs if you’re not going to get that vaccine,” Alexander said.
When did flu shot become mandatory?
BJC Healthcare implemented a mandatory flu vaccination policy during the 2008-2009 flu season. Before the policy, about 70% of healthcare workers were vaccinated, according to the study.
Is the flu shot mandatory in NY for school?
Between July 1 and December 31, all children ages 6 months to 59 months must receive one dose of flu vaccine if they attend day care, Head Start, pre-K or nursery school.
Should health care workers be required to get the flu shot?
Although the flu vaccine is recommended for virtually everyone, high-risk individuals are especially encouraged to get the flu vaccine. Health care workers are also strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine, because they work with patients who are most vulnerable to the flu.
Why should nurses get the flu vaccine?
As influenza season begins again in 2016, nurses must help protect patients and themselves by getting vaccinated. If enough people receive the seasonal influenza vaccine each season, herd immunity can be established and then eventually, single virulent strains of influenza, including H1N1, can be eradicated.
Should healthcare workers get the flu shot?
The CDC recommends workers in health care settings, including hosptials and long-term care facilities, get an annual flu vaccine.
Why are some healthcare workers declining the vaccine?
The reasons behind the healthcare workers’ vaccine hesitancy were varied, with the most common reasons cited being how quickly the vaccine was developed, insufficient safety and effectiveness data, a disbelief that the vaccine would protect them from COVID-19 infection, and concerns about serious side effects.