50 hospital employees fired after refusing flu shot

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Ron Davis, a Mississippi Department of Health employee, left, is given an intradermal shot of flu vaccine Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 in Jackson, Miss. The state Department of Health offered on-site flu vaccinations to its employees as a way to promote seasonal flu shots that are now available at all Mississippi State Department of Health […]

DULUTH, Minn. (KRON/CNN) – One Minnesota hospital fired dozens of employees this week after they refused to get flu shots.

According to KBJR, the hospital told employees they have three options: get the flu shot, get an approved religious or medical exemption, or leave.

Hundreds of people received the vaccination after being warned they would lose their job.

However, some did still refuse.

Hospital officials say 99.5 percent of employees have chosen to take the shot.

However, 50 or so have been terminated with more left waiting to hear back on their exemptions.

Two unions have filed unfair labor practices against the hospital.

They say the company did not negotiate with union members before establishing the policy.

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