Nurses fired for refusing flu vaccine - page 8

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While I personally do not like the flu shot either.... I have been required to get a Hep B vaccine, MMR all current, etc etc .... so not sure how this is so different?... Read More


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    Quote from Garethaus

    As a future nurse I must of course go by evidence-based research. That is why I am shifting to not be in favour of vaccines considering what is in them.
    What articles have swayed your opinion?

    As far as thimerosal, there are no major studies that have demonstrated a significant association between thimerosal-containing injections and developmental disorders. This was recently reconfirmed by the ISRC and IOM.
    Last edit by BostonFNP on Jan 7, '13
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    Quote from BostonFNP
    What articles have swayed your opinion?

    As far as thimerosal, there are no major studies that have demonstrated a significant association between thimerosal-containing injections and developmental disorders. This was recently reconfirmed by the ISRC and IOM.
    Heres some:

    DeLong G 2011, ‘A Positive Association found between Autism Prevalence and Childhood Vaccination uptake across the U.S. Population’ Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, vol. 74, no. 14, pp.903-916.

    Geier D A, King & Geier M R 2009, ‘Mitochondrial dysfunction, impaired oxidative-reduction activity, degeneration, and death in human neuronal and fetal cells induced by low-level exposure to thimerosal and other metal compounds’ Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, vol. 23, pp.1-15.

    Tomljenovic L & Shaw C A 2011, ‘Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvants: Are they Safe?’ Current Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 18, no. 17, pp.2630-2637.

    Tomljenovic L & Shaw C A 2011, ‘Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?’ Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, vol. 105, no. 11, pp.1489-1499.
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    Quote from Garethaus

    Heres some:

    DeLong G 2011, ‘A Positive Association found between Autism Prevalence and Childhood Vaccination uptake across the U.S. Population’ Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, vol. 74, no. 14, pp.903-916.

    Geier D A, King & Geier M R 2009, ‘Mitochondrial dysfunction, impaired oxidative-reduction activity, degeneration, and death in human neuronal and fetal cells induced by low-level exposure to thimerosal and other metal compounds’ Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, vol. 23, pp.1-15.

    Tomljenovic L & Shaw C A 2011, ‘Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvants: Are they Safe?’ Current Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 18, no. 17, pp.2630-2637.

    Tomljenovic L & Shaw C A 2011, ‘Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?’ Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, vol. 105, no. 11, pp.1489-1499.
    Have you read these articles? I would be curious how you interpret them, assuming you must have a background in biochem or toxicology. My expertise as a clinician is (unfortunately) not in biochem and toxicology. I did read through them, and while the associations are interesting, none of the studies are clinical in nature. The only vaccines containing aluminum in current use at the variates of DTaP and HiB, both of which provide immunity to fatal communicable diseases.

    DeLong reported a statistical association (not a clinical study) that did not imply causation and recommended clinical studies be conducted, a number were and no relationship was found.

    Tomljenovic & Shaw presented a summary of potential mechanisms of toxicity followed by a non-clinical study of association between aluminum-containing vaccines and increased rates of ASD, but were unable to prove causation though they attempted to imply causation via Hills.
    Last edit by BostonFNP on Jan 7, '13
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    BostonFNP

    the thing is, I would like to see a lot more comprehensive studies examining vaccine toxicity causing neurodevelopmental disorders. These need to be studies I can trust as well.

    I don't have a background in biochem or toxicology. I am reading to sort out my suspicions. But what I am reading indicates that there is a problem with the manufacture or contents of vaccines. There is a lot of disinformation out there. On both sides of the vax issue.

    Unfortunately there seems to be a tendency for medical authorities saying essentially "Theres no problem. Vaccines are safe" without real investigation.

    Long term side effects of vaccines are not being investigated properly. Hence this is why I am in discourse here to hopefully exchange information with professionals, to get a number of their differing views. Very helpful so far.
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    Garethaus- Parents of children with Autism (me being one of them) want to find something/anything that they can say caused the Autism. There are still people out there that make nasty comments about our children and our parenting. Having someone or something to blame would be great. Unfortunately, as of yet, there are no reliable studies that indicate a cause of Autism.

    As for there the long term side effects of vaccines. There is plenty of evidence that they do a ton of good. How many kids have your heard of getting Polio in this country?

    It is evident that you are set in your views. That is fine. Please try to remember though, when reading to "sort out your suspicions" it is best to read studies on both sides of the fence. I am also a nursing student and the evidence just is not there to gain support for vaccines causing autism.
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    PalmHarbourMom - the thing is, I am not set in my views. Show me arguments enough to erase reasonable doubt and I will change my view. My goal is directed toward patient health. And I certainly have reason for reasonable doubt regarding vaccines. It seems every day I am reading about major problems affecting lots of people related to vaccine side effects. Telling me that evidence is not there is not opening your eyes.
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    Quote from olddragger
    Kareylea and hawkfdc--i enjoyed reading your posts and I am in total agreement with you.
    I was the poster that stated this was tied to money. I worked in a major teaching facility until Dec 2012. I was part of administration via utilization/case management and reimbursement enhancement. This is out I found out the real reason that the shot was mandated.

    Mark my words, the day will come that this mandatory vaccination situation will change. Meanwhile research, research,research so that we can present the best factual information to our patients and others.

    Perhaps a better vaccine will be developed at some point.
    I am interested to go beyond this. I do not disagree with this at all. Of course it is all about the money.

    I wonder why you think the Gov't is pushing it? Save money with lowering health cost from flu or?

    I think it should be a choice and I happily take mine very year. However, I don't think it should be forced on anyone to protect patients unless every single person who goes inside the facility is forced to have one. Only then does it really make any sense as a protective measure.
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    In response to the above poster. Not only is the Government pushing Influenza vaccinations on the hcw they are also threatening acute care facilities with reduced medicare/medicaid reimbursement if their staff are not vaccinated. Acute care facilities have to have a certain percentage of staff vaccinated by a certain year to meet the CMS set goals.

    I will give you a more ridiculous example of how this has gotten so out of control. I worked for a community teaching hospital. Yesterday a Dr friend of mine told me that he had to have the flu shot in order to attend a Hospital Board meeting that was being held off champus!
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    Wow. Olddragger, but why do you think the CMS et al are forcing this issue? What underlies their instituting this whole push?
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    Quote from CrunchRN
    Wow. Olddragger, but why do you think the CMS et al are forcing this issue? What underlies their instituting this whole push?
    I'm going to guess it is either to make money or save money. As far as I know the CMS does not manufacture or distribute the flu vaccine. So, I am going to assume it is to save money on health care costs. But what do I know? Nobody confers with me.


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