Mandating flu shots for healthcare workers

Today's Washington Post has an article on hospitals, health systems and states that are mandating flu shots for healthcare workers. While I certainly support the vaccination of healthcare workers, mandating it makes me uncomfortable. What I find grossly unfair is when hospitals exempt physicians from the mandates. While in many hospitals physicians are not employees, they are credentialed by the hospital. So hospitals that believe that all healthcare workers should be vaccinated should make this a requirement of the credentialing process. Otherwise, it creates a double standard that further undermines employee buy-in.


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