Three Wisconsin Hospitals Implement Mandatory Flu Vaccination Policy

Three Wisconsin hospitals have established mandatory flu vaccination policies for their respective organizations, according to a WBAY report.

St. Mary's and St. Vincent hospitals, both in Green Bay, are requiring all employees to receive a flu vaccination or wear a mask during the flu season. Aurora Health Care, based in Milwaukee, has also implemented a similar vaccination policy, though employees who seek exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be considered on a case-by-case basis, according to the report.

 

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These organizations join many others across the country that have instituted mandatory vaccination policies for infection control and patient safety purposes, signaling an emerging trend in the healthcare industry.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children's Hospital, both in Boston, and Mercy Memorial Hospital System in Monroe, Mich., have recently announced similar flu vaccination policies.

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