At least one employee has died under the guidance of Mercy asking for a flu vaccine, a hospital spokesman said on Tuesday.
Nurses have given a religious exclusion for their annual flu, and Mercy has bought Mercy's San Antonio Medical Center this year on Tuesday against organizing protests against Mercy South.
"That's the problem here, they have denied the religious exclusion," said Nelia Aubuchon, who would only say he was retired.
Mercy set an anti-flu policy in 2016. This year, the company has received 175 requests for a vaccine against influenza or medical slaves, of which 44,000 are employed in four states. Despite the fact that most of the requests were made, the workers excluded were reported this week, according to a statement.
"The purpose of our flu vaccine policy is very simple: the protection against influenza saves life, especially among the weakest patients," he said.
The 2017-2018 flu season was most severe in decades, with 79,000 deaths and 960,000 hospitalizations. The average vaccine (37% of the adult population) contributed to the wave of illness, said the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC recommends that all healthcare providers get flu shots According to the report, mandatory vaccine policies "can improve the patient's safety."
The vaccine against flu is not effective at 100 percent in the prevention of influenza, the symptoms may reduce severity and reduce the spread of infections to others. The disease caused by high-risk patients in the hospital area is very vulnerable, including pregnant women, newborns and chronically ill people, and excluding immunological systems, the doctors said.
More than two-thirds of the hospitals require U.S. employees to get flu shots. Vaccination rates, hospitals with an outbreak of illness, accounted for 97% compared to 79 hospital staff at hospitals, hospital hospitals, hospital hospitals, 2017, according to the American Medical Association.
In addition to Mercy, hospital-based systems BJC HealthCare and SSM Health have flu symptoms, including medical or religious reasons.The BJC established a policy of influenza caused by all the workers in 2008. Over 98,000 BJC employees accounted for more than 98% of the vaccine a year, and others received claims. Eight employees died each year due to non-compliance, according to an internal report. Updated images were not available on Tuesdays.
Last year, Essentia Health Minnesota gave her about 50 employees who had flu vaccination refused the unions after a representative of staff did not get a court ruling, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Nonetheless, the Court of Justice States opposed the opposition to the report before a court of the National Court, a lawyer before a nursing public hearing, refusing to face religious motives.