Mandatory Influenza Immunization of Nurses

Publication date: 
Fri, 2012-12-07

 “Supported by recent research evidence and rooted in the principles of ethics and human rights, the CFNU and our member organizations do not support coercive measures to increase immunization uptake in health care workers. Instead, our position supports the need for more comprehensive strategies that increase access to and education about influenza immunization,” says Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Union. The CFNU recently released a position statement speaking out against policies and programs that mandate influenza immunization for health care workers.