Ypsi: Flu Shot

WXYZ Channel 7 Action News – Detroit’s ABC affiliate – reports that Karen Bashista, an employee of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, was allegedly fired because she did not receive her flu vaccination this year. The hospital system implemented a new rule for all employees to receive their flu and whooping coughvaccinations. While 95% of employees complied, Bashista did not, because of her religious beliefs. She told Channel 7: “I was first told to get a letter from my minister and I’d be okay. Then my manager called me and told me they are not accepting my letter.” According to the hospital, employees have until Monday to receive their vaccinations. [Source]