22,000 Nurses Refuse *Mandatory* Vaccinations - page 18

Today, there is an article posted on how 22,000 nurses are taking a stand against mandatory vaccination. These nurses are willing to lose their jobs to stand up for their Pro-choice rights. I have... Read More

  1. by   JKL33
    Quote from Glycerine82
    These nurses do have a choice. Get vaccinated or don't work with patients. It's really not complicated and IMHO any nurse should be able to read evidence based peer reviewed research explaining why vaccinating is so important.

    Science shows us that vaccines work, I don't get what the problem is aside from true allergies.

    I'm glad that facilities are implementing this policy. It will protect more patients and maybe it will weed out some of the weak links.

    I expect this kind of argument from laypeople, I deal with it all the time when someone asks me my "professional opinion" but I don't expect it from nurses. Argh.
    CDC: 216-217 Flu Vaccine Nearly 5 Percent Effective

    Disclosure: I've never had the flu, with or without the vaccine. Or should I say, I've never been sick enough with flu-like sx to be diagnosed with influenza.
  2. by   mystcnurse
    It is actually "nearly 50 percent effective", which is a coin flip.
  3. by   JKL33
    Yeah, I saw that too. I didn't make the hotlink and didn't try to change it for fear of breaking it.

    I did not read through this whole thread but some of the posts I did read seemed pretty upset that any nurse who is supposed to be "evidenced based" would ever have a problem with mandatory flu shots. Just figured we should look at a couple of numbers from our CDC. I personally wouldn't encourage anyone to skip a flu shot, nurse or not. But, I'm a little short on the evidence I would require to believe that those with qualms about it should be out of work.
  4. by   NurseYannie
    I agree it is a coin flip it can eathier be a benefit or detriment. As a nurse I will still respect other nurses and treat all nurses the same. I will not treat them differently based on their personal preferences. Why would a doctor of 30years into his practice and also a scientist that studies vaccinations warn people from getting them. He must know more than what the CDC is letting people know. There are always 2 sides to a story for a reason. This vaccination could go good or bad some people get the bad part of it and some people end up okay . And others that have never had the flu or the vaccination end up fine without it. Everyone immunity and how they respond to vaccinations are different . I am a RN and I signed a declination waiver because I am against the shot period. I've been just fine and I keep my immune system very strong and where I work in New Jersey a lot of facilities don't require the vaccination and I am at a urgent care center making 36$ an hour. We have rights to refuse getting injected with something that we don't feel comfortable with.
  5. by   NurseYannie
    Go to YouTube and see how many adults and children were affected by the vaccination, there are thousands of videos. There is mercury in the vaccine and everyone's body's reacts differently to mercury. YouTube will tell you everything you need to know because it's coming from real doctors and real people who have lost family members or suffered paralysis or brain damage. Do more research people. There a new strains of the virus every year so that means there was no safety testing on the vaccine ever done. Vaccines are supposed to have a long term safety testing of years and years before its released to the public. The strains for the flu change every year then no safety testing was ever done.