Mandatory flu shots???? - page 22

It didn't dawn on me until just right now, don't ask me why, that my choice of NOT getting a flu shot will NOT get me into a nursing program. The director at my school of choice basically stated "it... Read More

  1. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from FolksBtrippin
    I question the utility of the flu shot. Flu mutates a lot.

    I also take issue with the fact that we truly do not know what it will do to people to get this shot every year for 80+ years. For this reason I do not opt for the flu shot for my children. But they are not in nursing school.

    We will eventually find out whether it is good, bad or neither to get a flu shot every year.

    Until then I look at my immediate consequences. If I don't get a flu shot before November 30, I will be banned from work. So I'm getting one.
    Were you not taught how to do a lit search in nursing school? Long term effects of vaccines are well established. The influenza vaccine has been around 80 years.
    Are you now going to say it needs to be 100 years? Your comments and others just like it from others have no basis in evidence and are just a way to deflect your mistrust of a well established and safe medication that has saved hundreds of millions of humans.
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    Last edit by wtbcrna on Oct 12
  2. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    I wonder if people who are against the flu shot have ever actually had the flu. I was ambivalent about flu shots until I got the flu. Sickest I've ever been in my life. I will always get the flu shot now, because even if there's only a small chance it'll be effective, that small chance is better than no chance at all. And now that I'm a nursing student, I'd never put my patients at risk of being that sick.
  3. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from ItsThatJenGirl
    I wonder if people who are against the flu shot have ever actually had the flu. I was ambivalent about flu shots until I got the flu. Sickest I've ever been in my life. I will always get the flu shot now, because even if there's only a small chance it'll be effective, that small chance is better than no chance at all. And now that I'm a nursing student, I'd never put my patients at risk of being that sick.
    In young adults the flu vaccine is up to 80+% effective, and even on its worst year it's still usually 60+% effective.
  4. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Quote from wtbcrna
    In young adults the flu vaccine is up to 80+% effective, and even on its worst year it's still usually 60+% effective.
    Thanks for that information!

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