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Flu shot bill lacks penalty for health workers
The Mercury News

Health care workers who don’t get a flu shot wouldn’t have to wear a mask under an amended bill that state lawmakers sent to the governor on Thursday. The initial bill was designed to encourage health care workers to get influenza vaccines so they don’t infect patients. But the California Nurses Association opposed a provision requiring unvaccinated medical employees to wear surgical masks while seeing patients during flu season.