i just heard this last week and want to know what anyone else has heard.
the infection control person at my employer let us know that we will be expected to accept the flu vaccine for the upcoming 08-09 flu season.
i don't plan to accept the vaccine but i was incredulous that this edict would be passed around.
i believe we were warned that we would have to "sign a form of declination?"
--never heard of such a thing.
the justification for attempting to mandate such action was : "medicare will be lowering reimbursement for institutions that don't have a high-enough percentage of compliance."
has anyone else heard any of this yet?