Hospital Sisters Health Employees Must Choose Mask or Flu Shot

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All employees of Hospital Sisters Health System, based in Springfield, Ill., are now required to receive flu vaccination by Oct. 15, according to a health system release.

HSHS, which has 13 hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin, had previously recommended employees receive flu vaccination and achieved immunization rates between 60-70 percent. The health system is now requiring all employees to receive the vaccine. HSHS hospitals will offer free flu vaccine clinics for staff, volunteers and physicians.


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Those who decline the vaccine for religious or other reasons must wear a mask at work for infection control purposes.

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