Nurse says flu policy makes unhealthy workplace

January 27, 2015 12:49 AM

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Nurse says flu policy makes unhealthy workplace

The provincial policy requiring health care providers to get a flu vaccination or wear a mask during influenza season is not only leading to peer pressure at work to get the shot, it isn’t improving conditions for hospital patients either, according to one local nurse.

Tamara Ballard, a Lower Mainland emergency room nurse, was part of a group of seven who were actively campaigning against the policy when it was under review until finally being implemented in October 2013.

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