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New PVHS influenza vaccination policy requires employees get vaccine

• Rulon Stacey
New PVHS influenza vaccination policy requires employees get vaccine September 9, 2010 by PVHS This morning I sent an email to Poudre Valley Health System employees detailing a new policy that requires them to get a flu shot as a condition of employment. We will provide the vaccine for free, in the workplace, to employees. When we receive our vaccine supply, we’ll let employees know how long they have to get the shot. We know this might not be popular with some of our employees, but we’re doing it to protect our patients. Unvaccinated healthcare workers can spread flu to patients, families, visitors and co-workers. PVHS is not the first health system to do this. More and more hospitals and health systems are adopting similar policies, like this one in Philadelphia chronicled in the Philadelphia Inquirer this week. Last week, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in America (SHEA), a group of infectious disease experts, called for mandatory vaccines for all healthcare wo

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Comment by Rose Korkos
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 Are they kidding about making it mandatory for the flu shot?  I had it years ago and I got so sick, I thought I was going to die.  I couldn't function, could hardly see or walk and felt like I was drunk.  Now that I'm older, I'm sure I would die if I had the shot.  I have never in my life had the flu even  when people around me had it over and over.  They can't make it mandatory.

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