The Tehama County Board of Supervisors heard from some of the County’s health care workers who objected to a work-place ultimatum: get a flu shot, wear a mask, or face suspension.

Tehama is admittedly and proudly at the forefront of a movement to require health care workers to vaccinate themselves against communicable diseases, but the County’s Public Health Officer thinks that next year Tehama’s neighbors will join suit.  Already, protesting employees say that when they hunt for a new job as a result of the mandate, most other employers have similar requirements.

The vaccination requirement has boosted compliance rates at the County’s hospital to 95 percent over previous years where only 69 to 75 percent of employees received the flu shots. In long-term care facilities and nursing homes, only 52 percent were vaccinated.

Read the full article at the Red Bluff Daily News.