Breakfast Buzz: Should health-care workers wear a mask if they don’t get a flu shot?

Health officials in Saskatchewan say health-care workers won't be forced to get a flu shot or wear a surgical mask while caring for patients.
Should Saskatchewan health care workers be required to wear a medical mask if they don’t get a flu shot?. File / Global News

SASKATOON – Flu season is here, and it means deciding whether or not to get the flu shots. This year, it won’t be mandatory for health-care workers who decide not to get the shot to wear a medical mask.

Health officials in Saskatchewan have put the mandatory flu shot policy on hold while they review a ruling from Ontario. The ruling struck down a similar policy, saying it was unreasonable and coercive.

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Saskatchewan implemented a mandatory vaccinate or mask policy last year to minimize the spread of influenza for patient safety.

What do you think about the policy? Is it fair, or too much?

Be sure to comment with your thoughts and watch Global Saskatoon Morning News at 7:55 a.m. CT to see if we pull up your comment.

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