Most mandated vaccines have had YEARS of research to the efficacy, the side/adverse effects, contraindications and such. The flu vaccine may be required, but you won't lose your career if you choose not to receive it. We are able to use masks during our flu season.
So the "crux" of the question is ????? The need for proof of certain vaccines prior to entering the nursing field? Knowing that certain vaccines were required on order to pursue a nursing career?? Yes...I'm well aware of those requirements. I, too, had to show proof. If I remember correctly, it was only MMR and maybe Tdap that were required. Other vaccines were optional.
Look...I'm not saying don't vaccinate, or make it a requirement for healthcare workers, I'm asking the questions we all should be asking about long term EFFICACY and possible serious long term negative health effects from the vaccine. I've had 2 employees test positive in the last week. Both vaccinated. One with symptoms and one without. Are the tests we continue to use the correct test for the new "variants"? If needing a booster every 90 days is required, how effective are the current vaccines? Still too much grey area to make mandations.