So it’s starting: mandatory vaccinations if you want to keep your job. CNN has the report, but I’m sure there must be other examples around the country – list them in the comments if you know of one.
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A pregnant nurse tells CNN she was fired from her job after she refused to get a flu shot for fear of miscarrying.
“I’m a healthy person. I take care of my body. For me, the potential risk was not worth it,” Dreonna Breton told CNN Sunday. “I’m not gonna be the one percent of people that has a problem.”
Breton, 29, worked as a nurse at Horizons Healthcare Services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when she was told that all employees were required to get a flu shot. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention advises that all health care professionals get vaccinated annually.
She told her employers that she would not get the vaccine after she explained that there were very limited studies of the effects on pregnant women.