Eight employees at an Indiana hospital were recently fired after refusing to be vaccinated against the flu.
Monday, January 7
Where do an employee's rights end? Is it reasonable to expect those employed in certain occupation submit to mandatory vaccinations? ABC News reports that eight employees at Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital were recently fired after refusing to participate in a mandatory vaccination program. The hospital maintains the flu shot requirement was implemented in the interest of patient safety. "IU Health's top priority is the health and wellbeing of our patients," said hospital spokeswoman Whitney Ertel in a released statement. "Participation in the annual Influenza Patient Safety Program is a condition of employment with IU Health for the health and safety of the patients that we serve, and is therefore required." The hospital employs…
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, the number of flu cases was lower in the Athens area than it is now, according to estimates on Google's Flu Trends. Overall in Georgia, activity is considered intense now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. Flu Trends is a Google tool that uses aggregated search data to estimate flu activity. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Oconee County that offer the vaccine: Publix Pharmacy 2061 Experiment Station Rd Watkinsville, GA 30677 Rite Aid 2065 Experiment Station Road Watkinsville, GA 30677 CVS/Pharmacy Store 2080 Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677 You can find more locations here …