1. Flu Shot Debate

    Hospitals Crack Down

    Two syringes containing flu vaccine lie ready at the Whitman-Walker Health Clinic in Washington, DC on January 10, 2013. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has said that this year's flu season is expected to be one of the worst the country has seen in 10 years. AFP PHOTO Eva HAMBACH        (Photo credit should read EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)

    Syringes containing flu vaccine. (Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty)

    The flu shot debate is heating up—but if you’re a doctor or nurse, are you allowed to take sides? As the flu epidemic plagues the nation, hospitals are reportedly cracking down on staff who refuse to get flu shots. In the past two months alone, 15 nurses and other hospital staffers across four states have been fired for refusing to get one. “Where does it say that I am no longer a patient if I’m a nurse,” argued Carrie Calhoun, a Chicago critical-care nurse who was fired last month. According to federal data, about 63 percent of U.S. health care workers had flu shots in November.

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