Two of the most unhealthy places to work are hospitals and schools. Hospitals obviously are frequented by sick people, and children often carry and spread illnesses to each other and their families.
To clamp down on infectious disease, hospitals in the area are requiring their employees to get flu shots. Charleston Area Medical Center began requiring the 6,000 employees at its various hospitals to get flu shots in August 2009, ahead of fears of a swine flu epidemic.
Last year, fewer than 30 employees received waivers for various reasons, and the hospital system fired two people who refused to be vaccinated. The utmost concern was for the protection of other employees and patients.
It is a matter for amazement to me that HEALTH CARE WORKERS refuse to get vaccinated against flu!