TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Some employees at a Traverse City hospital are upset over a demand that they roll up their sleeve for a flu shot.
Munson Healthcare says people who refuse by the end of the year can be fired, although there could be some limited exemptions. Dr. Karen Speirs says individual rights must be sacrificed for the welfare of patients whose health could get worse if exposed to flu.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle says some employees are fighting back. About 50 attended a meeting by a Troy-based group called Michigan Opposing Mandatory Vaccines.
Dianne Lopez-Wild, a nursing administrator at Munson Medical Center, says a mandatory shot is "bizarre" and "something out of a sci-fi movie."
Munson nurse Roberta Mesko says she prefers a mask over a vaccination.
(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)