Michigan Hospital Mandates Worker Flu Shots

January 14, 2013

Holland Hospital (Holland, link Michigan) has implemented a new policy requiring mandatory influenza vaccinations for its healthcare workers according to Fox 17.

“Approximately two-thirds of our workforce consistently receives a flu shot, medicine ” said Matthew Fletcher, D.O., Internal Medicine specialist and hospital Infection Control Medical Director. ” However, our goal is to have our entire staff receive the flu shot.”

All medical staff, volunteers, contract employees and students, with the exception of those who are medically ineligible, will be required to receive the vaccine.

The policy, which goes into effect in the fall of 2013, will apply to all Holland Hospital, Lakeshore Health Partners, and Holland Hospital service employees.

Source:  Fox 17, January 11, 2012

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