Litigation Over The Flu Shot: A New Symptom Of Flu Season

Law360 (February 22, 2018, 11:15 AM EST) -- Not only has this year's flu season caused doctor visits to soar to levels not seen since the swine flu pandemic of 2009,[1] but it has brought with it a swell of litigation challenging employer mandates that employees be vaccinated against the flu.

Particularly prevalent in the health care industry, many mandatory flu vaccination policies are premised on the understanding that the flu vaccine is necessary because unvaccinated health care workers could pose a health risk to patients.[2] Numerous states have laws requiring that health care workers are vaccinated (with certain exceptions)[3] and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends...

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