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Flu shot mandate doesn’t spur worker flight, study finds
Modern Healthcare

Requiring healthcare workers to get flu shots doesn’t necessarily lead to high quitting rates, according to results of a newly released study.

The analysis examined a four-year period, beginning in 2009, when 535-bed Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill., became one of the first hospitals in the country to institute a mandatory influenza vaccination policy for its employees. Fewer than 15 of the hospital’s 8,000 healthcare workers chose to voluntarily terminate their employment, the study said.