Mandated Flu vaccine? - page 26

Hi- Just received a blanket email yesterday that my hospital in VA is requiring ALL STAFF involved in patient care to get the flu vaccine this year. (incl nurses, physicians, clinical aides etc) I... Read More

  1. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    Merged threads re mandatory flu vaccine.
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  3. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Quote from Been there,done that
    As far as requiring doctors to comply... they are not employees so the facility cannot require it.
    They can get the vax or not practice in the hospital. Just like we can get the vax or not work for the hospital. They CAN enforce it against medical staff, they just choose not to do so.
  4. Visit  caroladybelle profile page
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    Quote from chevyv
    REALLY!!!!!! Although I do get the flu shot every year, I don't believe it should be anyones business but mine unless I choose to inform someone. I can't believe an employer can force an employee to wear a mask everyday for months! Is that even legal? What about people who may have strong beliefs against any type of vaccinations?

    I'm just blown away by this! Whats next? Are they going to force me to take pms supplements 2 weeks before my period?

    Given that I am required to wear a mask every single day of work during flu/rsv season, even WITH having been vaccinated, I assure it is perfectly legal.

    And what are PMS supplements, and what do they have to do with spreading a deadly/debilitating disease to vulnerable hospital pts?
  5. Visit  caroladybelle profile page
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    Quote from sharpeimom
    since we're talking about influenza, i'll toss out a question i've never been given a definitive answer about. in my extended family, several members had the 1918 influenza. three died, including a 12 year old great uncle, while others survived it. same branch of the family, fast forward to the 1936 influenza. my mom, her three siblings, several friends, and cousins got it, as did a young aunt and uncle.

    every single person who had the flu in 1918 or 1936, except two, developed parkinson's disease after age 55. my mom and and her aunt, who was a generation above but just five years older, escaped it.

    does anyone have any idea what the$%^& the connection might be? is there a connection at all? did something predispose all of them? despite the fact that they were dx with pd, i've wondered whether at least some of the tremors and rigidity might have been simple familial or idiopathic in nature??

    i'm not asking for medical advice. i'm asking a genetics question. thanks!
    don't know about that one, but it is good question.

    given those studies that found that the genetic mutation that allowed survival of black plague, has passed down to descendants a resistance to hiv infection, it would be an interesting theory to explore.
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  6. Visit  chevyv profile page
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    Quote from caroladybelle
    Given that I am required to wear a mask every single day of work during flu/rsv season, even WITH having been vaccinated, I assure it is perfectly legal.

    And what are PMS supplements, and what do they have to do with spreading a deadly/debilitating disease to vulnerable hospital pts?
    It was just a 'what's next' type of question. Really nothing to ruffle feathers. When an employer starts demanding, at what point is it crossing the line? I guess I should have just said that but I thought most people would get it. Sorry.
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  7. Visit  DeeaCatalina profile page
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    Cold temperatures exert stress on the organism, stress lowers immunity level, thus a bacteria/virus is much more efficient in causing an infection.
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    "These results indicate that acute cold exposure
    has immunostimulating effects and that, with thermal clamping, pretreatment with physical exercise can enhance this response. Increases in levels of circulating norepinephrine may account for the changes observed during coldexposure and their modification by changes in initial status."
    Immune changes in humans during cold exposure... [J Appl Physiol. 1999] - PubMed - NCBI


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