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  • bertrand789
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    Merci,
    puis je entrevoir ce que la religion viens faire sur ce sujet et quels sont les motifs d'exemptions accept?s ?

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  • Shiloh
    started a topic MN: Essentia fires 50 employees who refused to get flu shots

    MN: Essentia fires 50 employees who refused to get flu shots

    Source: http://www.kbjr6.com/story/36898961/...-get-flu-shots

    Essentia fires 50 employees who refused to get flu shots
    By Kevin Jacobsen, News Director
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    By Michelle Alfini
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    Posted: Nov 21, 2017 2:51 PM EST
    Updated: Nov 21, 2017 7:09 PM EST


    Essentia to enforce mandatory flu shot policy

    DULUTH, MN -

    Essentia Health has fired about 50 employees because they refused to get flu shots.

    The health care provider set a Monday deadline for employees to get flu shots or receive an exemption for medical or religious reasons.

    Chief of patient quality and safety, Dr. Rajesh Prabhu said Essentia's mandatory approach came down to two things, a desire to increase patient safety and an understanding that Essentia's 82 percent flu vaccination rate from 2016 wasn't going to change voluntarily.

    "Purely voluntary or more education doesn't get you those high levels of immunization compliance and as you know other states, other health care organizations have done the same thing we have," he said.

    Since September, Essentia has told employees, volunteers, students and vendors they have three options: get the flu shot, get an approved religious or medical exemption, or leave Essentia.

    As of Tuesday, Dr. Prabhu said 99.5 percent of employees have chosen the first two options, but fifty so far have been terminated with more left waiting to hear back on their exemptions...
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