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Commentary: Health workers must get flu shot or quit

MSNBC, October 12, 2009

In this commentary published on, medical ethicist Arthur Caplan says doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, nurses' aides, and anyone else who has regular contact with patients should be required to get a flu shot or "find another line of work." Getting a flu shot is "the least those who claim to be bound by professional ethics ought to do," Caplan adds.