esp with direct contact with patients (I am, as clinic nurse) can refuse getting the fluvac, with signed written consent of refusal. However, one is required to wear surgical masks on county hospital premises, if you elect not to get the fluvac. This is the same policy as in my other per diem work (privately owned hospital).
Sadly, I reluctantly (for a long time), submitted to one. I was one of the last holdouts in the hospital. Honestly, I just simply do not like to wear a mask, day in/day out the whole time at work.
Btw, you'd be surprised with the level of opposition to the fluvac...among my fellow rank & file healthcare provider co-workers. Several are "forced" as well to get one.
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