RI becomes first state to mandate flu shots for healthcare workers..BREAKINGSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 17:44
RI becomes first state to mandate flu shots for healthcare workers..BREAKING
October 5, 2012 2:53 pm
Rhode Island today became the first state in the nation to mandate seasonal flu shots for all health-care workers.
Overriding the objections of health-care workers' unions and the Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, Health Director Michael D. Fine filed new regulations requiring seasonal flu shots for doctors, nurses and others -- employees, temporary workers and volunteers -- working for hospitals, nursing homes, home-care agencies and other health-care organizations.