Skipped Your Flu Shot? TriHealth Says You’re Fired.
TriHealth sent termination notices to 150 employees for not getting a flu shot. The shots were listed as mandatory to the 10,800 workers of the hospital and doctors group in Cincinnati and offered free to all. Employees had one month to get the shots before receiving the termination letters. They can get the vaccination and appeal to be reinstated. Read the full report here: WLWT.Com
These actions do bring up several questions: Do employers have the right to require the flu immunization? Is this move by an insurance provider a symbol of the upcoming Obamacare program? Will there be more requirements by employers like the pneumonia vaccine? There are people who refuse vaccinations on religious grounds. Will they be terminated too?