New York Reverses Course on Mandatory H1N1 Vaccination
New York Gov. David Paterson (D) last week suspended a new rule that would require health care workers in the state to receive seasonal or H1N1 influenza vaccinations. The rule had been temporarily halted a few weeks ago after nurses in the state sued to block its implementation. Paterson said the decision was a result of a shortage of flu vaccinations, but encouraged health workers to voluntarily obtain flu shots as an infection control measure.
- "New York Yields to Nurses in Stopping Mandatory H1N1 Flu Shots" (Wallask, HealthLeaders Media, 10/27).