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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Arbitrator upholds B.C. flu shot policy

A flu shot is administered in Jackson, Miss., Oct.17, 2012. A British Columbia arbitrator has upheld a provincial government policy requiring health-care workers in the province to get a flu shot or wear a mask while caring for patients during flu season.
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October 24, 2013 - 9:33 AM

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia arbitrator has upheld a provincial government policy requiring health-care workers in the province to get a flu shot or wear a mask while caring for patients during flu season.

The ruling from the arbitrator says the policy is a valid exercise of the employer's management rights.

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