Hospital requires flu vaccines for all employees

September 29, 2009 (CHICAGO) Rush University Medical Center is requiring vaccines for all employees, students, volunteers and contractors. The shots are free.

Exemptions may be granted for medical and other reasons. But those who do not get a shot will be required to wear a face mask while in all patient areas during flu season.

The vaccine for H1N1 will also be mandatory, depending on the availability.

Earlier this month, Loyola University Medical Center became the first local hospital to require seasonal flu shots.

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