We have heard from many of you about your concerns regarding PeaceHealth’s announced inten­tion to require nurses to receive flu shots as a condi­tion of employ­ment. We want you to know that we hear you and we are taking action! While WSNA encour­ages all nurses to get vacci­nated for influenza, WSNA also opposes any policy that mandates flu shots. WSNA’s position has been validated at Peace­Health where the overwhelming majority of nurses who do not have medical or religious exemp­tions have elected to receive a flu shot. We will continue to fight to protect the successful existing volun­tary practice of preventing the spread of influenza through the use of volun­tary flu vacci­na­tions.

For questions, please contact Hanna Welander, WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive, at hwelander@wsna.org or (206) 575‑7979, Ext. 3035.