• 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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