I am a last year FNP student....and my university just sent an email mandating both the Influenza and H1N1 vaccines. The state attorney--of the Dept of Public Health does not mandate this for healthcare workers--so it seems a State Univ would follow suit. Any suggestions on fighting this mandate?
Oct 10, '09
by roser13, ASN
"[color=#333333]everyone should have the right to make informed, voluntary vaccination decisions."
[color=#333333]yes, in america we do. but what is the individual's responsibility in the face of a pandemic?
[color=#333333]do we continue to fight for our 'rights' (just because we can) or do we comply with what may be best (as adjudged by the scientific community) for the whole, i.e. the human race?
[color=#333333]bottom line for me as patient/spouse/nurse.....ethics/shmethics....do you what you can to eliminate/reduce risk factors for those you love or those you care for.
Last edit by roser13 on Oct 10, '09
Roser13--Our area has not had a hard time with the H1N1-it truly has been a minimal version of the flu--.. No-I don't think you should fight something because you can. BUT--you should fight when you feel your personal health is in jeapoardy. In addition, there are valid concerns that this virus has already mutated... so this vaccine could be for nothing.
Last edit by Blessedx3 on Oct 10, '09
: Reason: mispelled word