Safety

Public supports mandatory flu shots for healthcare workers

OSHA Healthcare Connection, October 13, 2009

Patients who come to you for treatment or bring their children to you for care expect you to be vaccinated for swine flu, according to a poll by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

The poll found that but 87% of adults support mandatory H1N1 vaccination for healthcare workers in the event of an H1N1 outbreak.

For more details on the poll and background on mandatory H1N1 flu shots, see the featured OSHA Healthcare Advisor post, “Healthcare worker, inoculate thyself.”

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