When a Doctor suggest, or even intimidate you and your family, to get a flu shot, have you ever wondered if that Doctor got a flu shot for his or herself? We often fail to realize the benefit in asking this question. The fact is, most of these Doctors and Nurses don’t even want a flu shot for themselves, yet have no issue pushing the flu shot to you and yours. Most hospitals don’t require Doctors and Nurses to get a flu shot. The hospitals typically just suggest it. But hospitals are now moving to push for mandatory flu shots.
According to Benefits Pro.
…in a new paper published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, a medical journal.
When the survey was conducted, just under 43 percent of the infection preventionists at 386 hospitals said that their hospital currently required flu shots for staff. However, an additional 10 percent said their hospital would begin to require the shot for the next flu season. That means it is likely that, two years later, a majority of hospitals are making their doctors, nurses and administrative employees get the vaccines that they keep telling patients they need to get.
So if “infection preventionists” don’t want the shot, why would they want you to have it? In my opinion, any Doctor pushing a flu vaccine should be made to take one themselves. And if they choose not to take one, they should be forced to wear something which identifies them as someone who declined the shot. The simple fact is, many Doctors know that flu shots are dangerous and useless in preventing the flu, but they succumb to the pharmaceutical company line. (Click to Site)