I'm pretty militant about healthcare workers getting flu shots, and I'm the first to roll up my sleeve.....I've got asthma and diabetes, so protecting myself from influenza is not optional for me. Besides, I doubt I could live with myself, if I were to get the flu and pass it on to one of my frail elderly residents who later dies.
It's not a question of what the flu can do to us---
this is not about us, it's for the safety of those we care for. I've never mandated my staff to get flu shots, but I do make it incredibly easy by giving them free immunizations right there at work, and if that doesn't persuade 'em, I resort to bribery, pleading, and good old-fashioned Mamma guilt. Yep......I'm shameless
Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack this thread with my obvious bias toward influenza prevention via the 'needle'. Mea maxima culpa
. No flames, please!