No flu shot means health workers must wear masks

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Posted: Saturday, February 8, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:12 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

SIOUX CITY (AP) — Sioux City hospitals are requiring health care workers who haven’t received a flu shot to wear masks when consulting with patients, a move officials say is aimed at keeping people healthy.

Mercy Medical Center Sioux City and UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s want anyone who works with patients to be vaccinated or wear a mask if they opt out for medical or religious reasons, the Sioux City Journal reported. The hospitals’ policies aren’t mandated by the state.

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