Bookmark and Share

B.C. care aid refuses to get flu vaccine

B.C.'s provincial medical health officer has given all health care workers a choice: either get a flu shot or wear a protective mask during flu season.

B.C. is the first province in Canada requiring health care professionals to be vaccinated, but this policy isn't sitting well with some health care professionals.

"Karen" works in a senior care facility in Kelowna. We're not identifying her because she fears losing her job by speaking out.

Daybreak host Chris Walker also spoke to B.C. provincial medical health officer Perry Kendall, who responds to some of her concerns and explains why he's not giving health care professionals the freedom to choose for themselves.
Download Flash Player to view this content.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.