Mandated flu vaccine in RI for healthcare workers

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    Mandated at my organization also. Don't disagree with the mandate. Only fools avoid vaccines
    GadgetRN71, sharonp30, and poppycat like this.
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    I think it's crap. Nobody should be forced to inject chemicals in their body. Those at my facility who refused the flu shot (myself included) just have to wear a mask until this outbreak dies down. It's pretty ignorant AND arrogant to call someone a fool because he/she refuses. Why not educate yourself and find out why before judging.
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    Quote from CrunchyMama
    I think it's crap. Nobody should be forced to inject chemicals in their body. Those at my facility who refused the flu shot (myself included) just have to wear a mask until this outbreak dies down. It's pretty ignorant AND arrogant to call someone a fool because he/she refuses. Why not educate yourself and find out why before judging.
    I think that's fair, so why do you refuse? Aren't other vaccinations required where you work?
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    Quote from MunoRN
    I think that's fair, so why do you refuse? Aren't other vaccinations required where you work?
    I refuse because I try to be careful about what I put in my body and I'm young and have a good immune system, the chance of me dying from the flu is pretty rare. As a matter of fact, I survived already, lol....my kids and myself just got over it a few days ago. I just feel (for me) that it's unnecessary. I think giving employees the option of wearing a mask IS fair, NOT forcing vaccines. No there's no vaccines that are "required"...well maybe the MMR I think.
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    My understanding is that the purpose is not so much to keep you from dying from the flu, but to keep your patients from dying from the flu (by making staff less likely to be vectors of the flu).

    Personally I don't find it all that unnatural. It's the same basic process by which you develop immunity just in a smaller dose, it's essentially homeopathy (small doses of something that causes a disease is introduced to prevent/treat the same disease).
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    Yes it's to protect both the nurse AND the patient. But the vaccine isn't 100% effective, so to force someone to do something that may not work is just insane IMO. A vaccine isn't unnatural? Injecting formeldehyde, mercury, aluminum, aborted fetal tissue, animal tissue and/blood, etc is not something I think is natural. Getting the sickness/disease is and provides you (most of the time) with life long immunity and the added benefit of not having such chemicals floating around in your body doing damage at the cellular level. Formeldehyde alone can cause cancer. It's just scary. IMO, it's not worth the risk. I'd rather take the slim chance of catching something. HOWEVER....I do see the pro vaccine side of the issue, I do understand that people feel more protected having the vaccines.
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    Moved to Pandemic Flu


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