In a competitng right situation, someone wins and someone loses.<quoted text>
That is NOTHING like the pharmacist category.
If there are possible dangers with getting the flu shot, why should the rights of the patients trump the rights of the individual?
A hospital is a place where the general public comes for health care and , nosocomial infections to the contrary notwithstanding, not to be exposed to more pathogens or risks. The nurses can leave; in general, the patients cannot. The nurses are presumed healthy; the patients are, by definition, not. Therefore in a competition between the right of an unconfined individual to become infected and spread disease as weighed against the rights of a fragile and confined population, the free roaming person,i.e. the nurse should take second place to the rights of the patients .
Perhaps the nurses can get a temporary job until flu season is over, like at Denny's as a cook, viz, Tyhphoid Mary.