Constitutionality of mandating flu shots
Saint Vincent Health Care Center in Pennsylvania federal court on behalf of six health care workers who were discharged after they refused to get the flu shot despite their employer’s policy mandating the vaccination. The two most extreme positions are those doctors who are 100% against vaccines and do not administer them at all, and those doctors that believe that ALL vaccines are safe and effective for ALL people, ALL the time, by force if necessary.
Although the hospital’s policy did allow for medical- and religious-based exemptions to those who objected to getting the vaccine, the EEOC alleged that the hospital had failed to accommodate the sincerely held religious beliefs of the six workers by not granting them exemptions and instead terminating their employment for noncompliance. Very few doctors fall into either of these two extremist positions, and yet it is the extreme pro-vaccine position that is presented by the U. Government and mainstream media as being the dominant position of the medical field.
Mission Hospital Inc., that it had filed in North Carolina federal court against a hospital that fired three employees for not getting the required flu shot. According to Law360: Although some may view religious exemptions as being reserved for traditionally religious belief systems, courts have recognized a more expansive view of what constitutes a “religion” for purposes of Title VII. Many doctors recommend a “delayed” vaccine schedule for some patients, and not always the recommended one-size-fits-all CDC childhood schedule.
In that case, the EEOC had alleged that the hospital’s policy, which required employees be vaccinated annually by a date certain unless a religious exemption request was filed by Sept. For example, things such as “Onionhead” and Alcoholics Anonymous have been recognized as religions under Title VII and other laws, and as such could serve as bases upon which an employee could claim a religious exemption to a mandatory flu shot policy. Other doctors choose to recommend vaccines based on the actual science and merit of each vaccine, recommending some, while determining that others are not worth the risk for children, such as the suspect seasonal flu shot.
To verify the sincerity of her religious objection to vaccination, Williams was prepared to provide Luedtke with a “To Whom it May Concern” letter that she had previously written that explained the Bible-grounded basis for her religious objection and cited specific Biblical passages in support.
The Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll represents the champions who have taken the lead in mandating influenza vaccination within their organization or institution.The EEOC has also taken up the issue and has several lawsuits challenging mandatory flu vaccination policies at various health care institutions. 2016) (recognizing “Onionhead” as a religion under Title VII); Toronka v. One of the biggest myths being propagated in the compliant mainstream media today is that doctors are either pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine, and that the anti-vaccine doctors are all “quacks.” However, nothing could be further from the truth in the vaccine debate.In 2016, for example, it alleged religious discrimination and filed EEOC v. Doctors are not unified at all on their positions regarding “the science” of vaccines, nor are they unified in the position of removing informed consent to a medical procedure like vaccines.Many hospitals allow nurses to stay employed while choosing to refuse the mandatory flu vaccine if they wear a mask at work during the entire flu season.Photo from Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines Facebook Page.