How did you get out of getting the Flu shot? - page 3

Hi, I have gotten the flu shot every year since becoming a nurse seven years ago. I have decided I do not want to take it anymore for reasons I will not get into right now. My facility pushes getting... Read More

  1. Visit  MrChicagoRN profile page
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    Quote from DroogieRN
    This is what I don't understand: no one asks the countless members of the unwashed public who traipse in and out of the hospital every day if they got their flu shots..
    Vaccination screening has been part of the admission process at every hospital I've ever worked at.
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  3. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Quote from elkpark
    The job can't force you to. The employer can, however, make it a condition of employment and, if people don't like that, they can quit as you noted later in your post.
    Thank you - exactly.

    Quote from dstuart2013
    Wow. You do know that you can transmit the flu virus before you start to feel sick and that can make the difference for a neutropenic patient, don't you? It's just a shot, not a big deal. To your patients, though, it IS a big deal. A patient on chemo, a patient with HIV, a patient who is immuno-suppressed due to a organ transplant are all examples of patients that need you to be healthy. This is what you should have learned in school.
    Or working in the NICU or Newborn Nursery or Post-Partum.

    It isn't a big deal to get a shot. We give them all the time to patients. Rocephin IM anyone?
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  4. Visit  DroogieRN profile page
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    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    Vaccination screening has been part of the admission process at every hospital I've ever worked at.
    I'm talking about visitors.
  5. Visit  malenurse69 profile page
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    Quote from DroogieRN
    I'm talking about visitors.
    You make too much sense, they can't argue your point directly. Everyone with a lick of intuition knows flu shots arn't what they are cracked up to be and acrually aint that good for ya. People at the top suuuuure love to push it though, don't they *cough$$$cough*
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  6. Visit  verene profile page
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    Quote from DroogieRN
    This is what I don't understand: no one asks the countless members of the unwashed public who traipse in and out of the hospital every day if they got their flu shots.
    Where I volunteer we have signs posted everywhere asking visitors if they have ANY flu like symptoms to either leave or wear a mask/gown. If the patient is high-risk for infection, we can turn away visitors who are presenting any symptoms of illness. So, no, we can't ask all visitors if they've been vaccinated, but we can still screen them for patient safety. As a health care professional or volunteer you are allowed to decline the shot with paperwork, but you MUST wear a gown and mask through out flu season and tell patients that you have not had a flu shot - the patient is allowed to decline to work with you for this reason.
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  7. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    Quote from verene
    Where I volunteer we have signs posted everywhere asking visitors if they have ANY flu like symptoms to either leave or wear a mask/gown. If the patient is high-risk for infection, we can turn away visitors who are presenting any symptoms of illness. So, no, we can't ask all visitors if they've been vaccinated, but we can still screen them for patient safety.
    My employer, also.
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