Quote from roser13
You must have lots of employment possibilities to choose from to be afford to be so determined in your convictions. I wonder how you felt about verifying your varicella antibodies or taking the Hep B vaccine series in order to attend nursing school?
I actually do have lots of employment opportunities because of my training.
My facility does not require any vaccines. If you don't want the Hep B, you just sign a waiver for it...but if you do this and get it with your job, the chances of you getting workman's comp is very slim. The vaccine has also been around for many years unlike the flu vaccine that is a 'guess' of which three strains will be the most popular this year.
I didn't have any problems with them verifying titers. I personally have no desire to get chicken pox or shingles.
I am one of those people that gets horribly ill about a week after the flu vaccine. Yes, I know you don't get the flu from the vaccine but it does SOMETHING to where I am horribly ill with 100% accuracy with a very high fever that knocks me on my rear for a minimum of a week.
One of the health nurses at my job came around and was high pressuring nurses to get the flu vaccine and I said, "I'll be happy to take the vaccine as long as they'll pay me if I get sick in a week to where I won't have to use my PTO time."
That is why I don't take it....I actually don't mind the illness, it's getting screwed out of my pay when I get sick that I get upset over.