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Should health care providers annually be made to get the flu vaccine?
Health care providers should be mandated to get the flu vaccine.
There are countries where this is the case those countries tend to have a lower fatality rate for the flu.
New South Wales in Australia
has just made it mandatory, other states have introduced earlier.
Providers have taken the responsibility of treating people. Not vaccinating and possibly exposing patients to the flu is irresponsible and dangerous.
Health providers should set a good example to the rest of the population.
Providers are exposed to sickness more often and are more likely to become ill from the flu.
Getting a flu shot can be detrimental to one's health.
Health providers should have the autonomy to decide not to get vaccinated every year.
The strain of flu each year is largely determined by for profit pharmaceutical companies and subject to
. Employers should not be able to mandate a product that generates revenue for private companies.
Receiving a flu shot is part of an individual's personal medical history and employers should not have access to that information if an employee chooses not to release it.
If there is a low supply of the vaccine, we should give them to the most vulnerable (the elderly and children) rather than force providers to get them.
People who are vaccinated
the flu virus more than those who are not.
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