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Mandatory Staff Vaccination: Not a Shot in the Dark

‐ Sep 21, 2013 3:15pm

While we are never sure what the influenza season will bring, one thing is certain: the impact of the influenza virus has changed health care practices. What does this mean for health care workers? Is it ethical to make the flu vaccine mandatory for employment? Join us as we explore this topic as the flu season begins.

Contact hours available until 9/22/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Conference Committee Disclosures:
Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Kristin Larson – Employee, NxStage Medical
Denise Murcek – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Beth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Lucy Todd – Employee, Baxter Healthcare
Kyra Trappett – Employee, DaVita

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.

  • Recall recent history of mandatory vaccination campaigns in the U.S. health care field.
  • List two reasons for mandatory flu vaccines.
  • Describe rationale for the ethics of mandatory flu vaccination programs.


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