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The severe nationwide shortage of killed flu vaccine has put a stop, at least temporarily, to initiatives in some places that would force health care workers to be vaccinated or risk their jobs, but some health care experts warn that the solution advocated by at least one state — that health care workers forego the vaccine entirely so that more is available for higher-risk groups — could be dangerous to the very people it aims to protect.

Flu vaccine for HCWs: Compliance, liability issues