Let's talk about that controversial topic: mandatory healthcare worker influenza vaccination. I can hear the arguments for both sides already. But I say the case is clear.
It makes me sad to hear others from my profession argue against flu vaccination with statements such as, "I never got the flu and I have never been vaccinated." That is not the point. There is sound evidence that the vaccine is safe, that the vaccine works and it saves lives.
Officials from Colorado's state health department have proposed mandatory flu vaccinations for all nursing home employees, regardless of religious or personal exceptions.