Mandatory Influenza Vaccine - page 4

Hi - I am a nurse working in the UK. Every year I get asked to have the flu jab by my employer. This year particularly I felt that I could not say no and I felt bullied into having it. I have... Read More

  1. by   LoveMyRNlife
    We are required to get the flu shot every year by a certain date or we are not allowed to work.
  2. by   Libby1987
    Quote from AllisonMcTigue
    I had to sign a form saying why I was declining it. Perhaps this was just for research purposes. I think it should be personal choice and I was surprised when I read that it is mandatory in US. Do the hospitals with the high staff vaccination rates have less sickness absence?
    I think you're answering Klone's Question in what way were you bullied.

    How is signing a form including why you are declining a form of bullying? Perhaps is it a cultural thing where such a requirement is considered outrageous in the UK?
  3. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from AllisonMcTigue
    I had to sign a form saying why I was declining it. Perhaps this was just for research purposes. I think it should be personal choice and I was surprised when I read that it is mandatory in US. Do the hospitals with the high staff vaccination rates have less sickness absence?
    It's not mandatory "in the US," it's mandatory at certain facilities and not required at others. There is no one national policy that mandates flu vaccines for health care workers.

    At one place where I work, the flu shot is encouraged and offered free of charge. At the other place where I work, there is no policy whatsoever.
  4. by   SeasonedTech
    I have been in nursing since 1992 and I have got my flu shot every year and even my pneumonia shot before. I will continue to do so because I hate masks. But a month after I got my last flu shot I picked up flu-a that turned into pneumonia! I was shocked. I have never got that sick in my adult life.

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