Hospital Worker Sakile Chenzira Fired For Refusing Flu Shot, Cites Veganism

Flu shot: Vegan hospital worker Sakile Chenzira refused one and was fired.
Flu shot: Vegan hospital worker Sakile Chenzira refused one and was fired.



More employers are requiring flu shots -- and firing workers who don't comply.

Indeed, workers across the country are resisting the drive to mandate the vaccine, as was reported by AOL Jobs and USA Today.

The workers are citing medical reasons like allergies and questions over the vaccine's efficacy, even though a recent study by The Lancet found the vaccine to be 59 percent effective. They are also making the choice amid a particularly brutal year for the flu; the percentage of people seeing health care providers for flu symptoms has stood at 5.6 percent for the past four weeks, as compared to 2.2 percent last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.