Thursday, January 3, 2013

Obama’s America: Indiana Hospital Fires 8 Workers Who Refused Flu Shot

I think this is a story that should scare every American that believes in freedom.  What else can you be fired for in this country? One of the workers fired refused a flu shot under religious grounds and it didn’t matter!

A northern Indiana hospital has fired eight employees who refused to get flu shots under a new policy intended to protect patients from the potentially deadly illness.
IU Health Goshen Hospital officials told its staff in September that flu shots would no longer be optional for staff, affiliated physicians, volunteers and vendors.

Hospital spokeswoman Melanie McDonald told The Elkhart Truth for a Monday story that the new requirements came as a recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association and other major health agencies.
McDonald said patients with compromised immune systems are at a heightened risk for illness and death from the flu and protecting them is the hospital's "top priority."

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