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Mandatory vaccines for nurses? #551235 09/26/09 04:20 PM
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The news is reporting a growing trend, starting with New York, requiring nurses to get the flu vaccine or be fired.

This is very upsetting to me. I never get the flu vaccine and rarely get the flu. I have an autoimmune disorder, so I worry about the effect of a vaccine on my already wacky immune system response.

The US Govt has passed legislation granting immunity to vaccine manufacturers for any future litigation. Again, this makes me very nervous.

Anyone else upset about this?


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Re: Mandatory vaccines for nurses? [Re: JulieRNursing] #551247 09/26/09 06:00 PM
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Mandating the flu vaccine seems very iffy to me.

They can never really predict which strain is going to prevalent each year - they make a pretty good guess, but it is not 100% accurate.

When it comes to mumps, measles, etc. there is only 1 strain to vaccinate against. The flu is a completely different creature altogether.

Plus, if they are offering "get out of jail free" cards to the vaccine maufacturers - that means they know this is not a great idea.


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Re: Mandatory vaccines for nurses? [Re: Chelle - Marriage Editor] #551356 09/27/09 05:42 PM
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Wow, this is rather upsetting. I can only hope the result will be more helpful than not in the long run. It's supposed to be a very bad flu year.

Re: Mandatory vaccines for nurses? [Re: JulieRNursing] #556150 10/14/09 02:18 AM
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So, I need to make a correction. One of the hardest things for our nation right now is getting accurate, factual, evidenced-based information. The loss of journalism is insidiously affecting the dialogue we engage in as a society.
There is something called Countermeasures Injury Compensation through the gov't for injuries sustained from vaccines given during a "pandemic". So, if you get the H1N1 vaccine and are injured, there is a legal recourse. This is NOT information that is clear in the general media.
Also, there are NO adjuvants (thiomersal or squalene) in the US H1N1 vaccine. Again, many bloggers are saying the opposite. Be careful of the source of your info, and I will try to do the same here!


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Yes, I am also upset with mandating any type of vaccine. Especially if the companies will not be held liable for any malpractice or "bad batches" of vaccine. I am a nurse who recieved the flu vaccine once and became very ill off and on over the next year. I generally do not get very sick except for the occassional cold. I have not recieved the vaccine since and have remained fairly healthy each flu season. I believe that it is each individuals choice as to recieve a vaccine or not. Everyone reacts differently to medications, vaccines, etc. I believe this gives our government too much control. If you follow the basic hand washing, take a multi vitamin and extra vitamin C daily along with a healthy diet, you reduce your chances of catching other communicable diseases and/or decrease the severity if you do become infected. There is a lot of information on foods and vitamines that help boost ones immune system and different things one is able to do to decrease risks without injecting a possibly a harmful virus, dead or live into ones system.

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I hate that! I would always choose to be fired, hell, they would not even be able to fire me because I would quit!

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I know this is an old thread, but is this still happening? Where vaccines are being forced or you will be fired?


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