Can you be fired for refusing a flu shot?

Horizons Healthcare Services fired pregnant nurse Dreonna Breton for refusing a flu shot. Sounds harsh, right? But the flu is no laughing matter, and people who are receiving health services should expect to get better, not worse. The Center for Disease Controls (CDC) estimates that last year 381,000 Americans were hospitalized due to the flu. They also estimate that, even though only half of Americans receive a flu shot, 79,000 hospitalizations and 6.6 million illnesses were prevented by the vaccine.

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6 thoughts on “Can you be fired for refusing a flu shot?

  1. I had a sibling who got Guillain-Barre syndrome after receiving the influenza vaccine. His doctor told him that his siblings should never get the flu vaccine because as they were at risk for getting the Guillain-Barre syndrome too.

    1. The hospital would have granted you an exemption from the flu shot policy because of the history of Guillian-Barre syndrome in your family. They aren’t out to make anyone sick–just keep the flu transmission down in the hospital.

      1. That is not certain and actually depends upon the facility. It may be limited to just the employee’s own medical history and only if Guillian-Barre took place within a small six week time period. Here’s a random link showing one policy So in this case Jackie would be faced with a choice of her job vs. risking her health and possibly life.

        Circling back to the original article, pregnant woman have a right to be concerned because the statement that a flu shot is not known to have adverse affects on pregnant woman may only be true because there have been no tests done on pregnant woman. Quoted as “Safety and effectiveness of Fluzone Quadrivalent have not been established in pregnant women or children less than 6 months of age.” from

        I believe this is a breach of international law. Seriously. From the Nuremberg Code, referencing human experimentation “This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him/her to make an understanding and enlightened decision.” It seems that all would apply when one’s job is on the line and being forced to inject a substance that changes every year and, therefore, has no real formal testing behind it.

        I don’t know what’s happening in the world lately, but it seems that in addition to eroding other progresses in labor law, we are now racing to emulate the Nazis. Awesome.

  2. All of the pro-flu shot statistics are generated by the very same groups that stand to financially benefit. The flu shot push is about money and nothing else. The strains change every year so it’s really just a guess, a shot in the dark when they make the “vaccines” and there’s no real proof that it even works. There are, however, as the poster mentioned above, some serious health risks involved and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that injecting mercury into the blood stream is a bad idea. I am waiting for someone to push legislation that it is a violation of the Nuremberg Code to force an employee to do this at the risk of losing their job/source of survival. Yes, yes I know, at-will, performance improvement plan, whatever buzz words someone wants to add here…but seriously, now we have someone’s livelihood tied into being a medical test subject. The flu shot is not the same as other vaccines so let’s not even compare them please, but the ka-ching apparently is a pretty powerful motivator to support it.

  3. And to follow, a link with alternative recommendations on preventing the flu using ground breaking scientifically advanced methods like washing your hands, getting enough sleep and eating well. All of these have zero potential side effects and don’t cost anything.

    P.S. From the CDC website “Some older people and people with certain chronic illnesses may develop less immunity after vaccination.” So yes another reason not to have a flu shot is that it can reduce your immunity. Does anyone see how ridiculous it is to promote/force such a thing? Below is the link for where this text can be found. Search the page and see for yourself. It would be nice if the employer allowed “I don’t want my immunity reduced” as one of the outs, but since they don’t, and the CDC knows it is a side effect perhaps we should all wake up and stop being sheep huh?

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