This reluctance prompted efforts to encourage health care worker vaccination. These cases highlight concerns over mandatory vaccination.
On August 13, 2009, the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council adopted an emergency regulation mandating the vaccination of HCW for seasonal and H1N1 influenza. every flu season" and that "[m]edical literature convincingly demonstrates that high levels of staff immunity confer protection on those patients who cannot be or have not been effectively vaccinated . What follows is a discussion of the importance of vaccinating HCW; the civil liberty concerns associated with mandatory vaccination; as well as examples of different states' regimes and exceptions.
The Supreme Court rulings on mandatory vaccinations have used the "arbitrary or oppressive" standard to effectively set a minimum level of civil liberty protections.
States wishing to grant a greater level of civil liberty protections.
According to Commissioner Daines, low vaccination rates can lead to "institutional outbreaks . State Statutes Promoting Vaccination of Health Care Workers The H1N1 outbreak and resulting need to protect the public prompted many states to implement policies designed to promote health care worker vaccination.
There is a need to balance public health and civil liberties when implementing mandatory vaccination regimes.
Fall 2010 has been marked with an increase in employer based vaccine mandates, mostly for the flu vaccine.
Maybe this would make the medical profession to wake up and oppose.Letter is posted at: Risk Awareness Network in Canada (VRAN) has written an excellent article on employer mandates.Introduction: Healthcare Worker & Student Vaccines A new study reported that more than half of hospitals still do not require their doctors, nurses, and other healthcare personnel to get the flu vaccine.Many employers claim that this is "the best way to protect patients" yet they fail to disclose that they will lose money if they do not do this.The flu vaccine is not an effective way to eradicate a disease that is only ESTIMATED to cause approximately 30,000 deaths in the US per year.