I was wondering if any of my fellow nurses have left their place of employment because of mandated flu vaccination? If you have left, what and where did you go to work? I am very aware of the the statics for and and against the flu vaccine and do not have anything against voluntary vaccination, but I have great heartache about mandatory vaccincations. With that being said I am looking at changing careers even though I like what I do and was wondering what else is out there for a nurse that doesn't want the vaccine. Any personal experiences shared would be appreciated as well as options (other than getting the flu vaccine)
Oct 22, '12
Quote from Laidback Al
Researching a new career is always a good idea. It is a really poor excuse to claim you didn't know when you entered nursing school that you would have to comply with employer rules, including mandatory vaccinations if requested.
So, for all the whiners and complainers --- No employer owes you a job. If you don't like the job requirements, pick a different field.
I did my research. I knew that SOME employers would be fine with no flu shot. I planned to work for them after getting out of nursing school. Remember that the flu shot was NOT REQUIRED when I signed up and they changed the rules mid-stream. This has been admitted by the school.
I think it is very obnoxious to accuse me of not doing my research, whining, complaining, expecting someone to owe me a job. It says a lot about you.
Last edit by imjustme123 on Oct 22, '12