How did you get out of getting the Flu shot? - page 4

by Surg-OncRN

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Hi, I have gotten the flu shot every year since becoming a nurse seven years ago. I have decided I do not want to take it anymore for reasons I will not get into right now. My facility pushes getting it very strongly but it is... Read More


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    Quote from DroogieRN
    This is what I don't understand: no one asks the countless members of the unwashed public who traipse in and out of the hospital every day if they got their flu shots.
    Where I volunteer we have signs posted everywhere asking visitors if they have ANY flu like symptoms to either leave or wear a mask/gown. If the patient is high-risk for infection, we can turn away visitors who are presenting any symptoms of illness. So, no, we can't ask all visitors if they've been vaccinated, but we can still screen them for patient safety. As a health care professional or volunteer you are allowed to decline the shot with paperwork, but you MUST wear a gown and mask through out flu season and tell patients that you have not had a flu shot - the patient is allowed to decline to work with you for this reason.
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    Quote from verene
    Where I volunteer we have signs posted everywhere asking visitors if they have ANY flu like symptoms to either leave or wear a mask/gown. If the patient is high-risk for infection, we can turn away visitors who are presenting any symptoms of illness. So, no, we can't ask all visitors if they've been vaccinated, but we can still screen them for patient safety.
    My employer, also.
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