The equal employment opportunity commission (eeoc) has taken an aggressive stance on mandatory flu shots, going after employers that fire workers who refuse the shot for religious reasons. If the calculation is applied to the 55 million hospital workers, mandatory flu shots should avert 687,500 deaths each year — more than the number of americans who died in the 1918 spanish flu. If we eliminate these barriers and mandate vaccination, it will help in increasing rate of vaccination (suillivan, 2010) argument#1 to increase patient and hcw safety, health care workers should be mandate to get vaccination.
Some canadian jurisdictions want to see vaccination made mandatory while others want to mandate that unvaccinated workers wear a mask while at work throughout the influenza season. On june 1, health workers in new south wales will be required to have a flu vaccination if they work in high-risk clinical areas, such as wards for neonatal care, transplants and cancer otherwise staff are required to wear surgical masks during the flu season or risk being redeployed. The flu is the lead story on the evening news and on the front page of newspapers the flu is big news because it's bad this year people all around the country are sick, and some are dying from the infection.
My hope is that influenza vaccination won’t need to become mandatory and that all health-care professionals will meet their ethical obligations by deciding to protect themselves against the seasonal and pandemic strains of the virus. Vaccines should be mandatory the invention of the vaccinations has been one of the greatest health interventions, saving millions of people from infectious diseases (ehreth, 2002) the vaccine program has had extraordinary success in decreasing the spread of preventable diseases (zimmerman, 2000. The flu vaccine is the most effective method to prevent influenza the effectiveness of the vaccine depends on a number of factors, including the accuracy of the match between vaccine strains and circulating strains and the age and health of the recipient.
Despite years of research, there’s no good way to convince anti-vaxxers of the truth it’s time to make vaccination mandatory for all kids. The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the flu the vaccine is up to 90 percent effective in preventing influenza in healthy adults public health officials have a good track record of predicting the three main flu strains that will cause the most illness during each flu season. If the flu vaccine was made mandatory, there would be people who would be put in the situation of following whatever law made it mandatory and their health/life and even though they keep updating, improving, etc the formulas for the vaccine, it doesn’t mean it couldn’t have adverse effects for some. The flu vaccine has been linked to increased risk of guillain-barré syndrome research published in the eurosurveillance journal indicates that one flu vaccine, fluvax, may cause 2-3 times as many hospitalizations for seizures as it prevents for the flu.
With flu season coming in like a lion, many healthcare organizations and some states have taken the controversial step of making the flu vaccine mandatory for healthcare employees. The flu vaccine has not reduced patient influenza cases the study that started all of the mandatory flu vaccination has been found to have been flawed subsequent studies and meta-analyses have shown that mandatory flu vaccination for healthcare workers does not decrease patient influenza cases. Amy behrman believes that mandatory vaccination is needed to protect vulnerable patients, but will offley argues that evidence on effectiveness is not sufficient to over-ride healthcare workers’ right to choose nosocomial transmission is well documented7 influenza infection control should include.
Flu season is coming, and healthcare (and other) organizations may be asking whether they should have mandatory flu vaccine policies if an employer decides to implement a mandatory program, the next question is how to administer it. State laws on mandatory vaccinations mandatory vaccines are controversial, and some states have stepped in to legislate in the area of school and workplace vaccination policies, particularly for healthcare employers. Obviously, the push to make flu vaccinations mandatory is intended for the health and wellbeing of employees, clients, and, in the case, of hospitals, patients. Should not receive intranasal flu vaccine pregnant women and their newborn can benefit from influenza vaccination as both are at greater risk of severe influenza illness and complications.