Employees of health company say they were fired for not getting a flu shot

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Employees fired for not getting flu shots (KTRK)

Fired for not getting a flu shot -- dozens of employees at a Minnesota-based health care provider are considering legal action after it happened to them.

Essentia Health told employees the flu shot was mandatory, unless they had a religious or medical exemption.

The company said it was for the safety of patients. Most employees got the flu shot. More than 50 did not and were fired.

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