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Flu shots or mask: hospital workers must make choice

A local health rule imposed for the first time this year is encouraging many more hospital workers to get flu shots.

San Joaquin County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Furst, following discussions with officials from the county’s seven acute-care hospitals, has mandated that all hospital health care workers either receive a seasonal influenza vaccination or wear a surgical mask from Nov. 1 through March 31.