Bush approves smallpox vaccinations for healthcare workers... - page 2

Coming to an arm near you, a smallpox poke to protect emergency healthcare workers from a future bioterrorism attack. President Bush is preparing the order to inoculate one million Americans for... Read More

  1. by   emily_mom
    Yes, Vegas, it's the thing that left all the holes in your arm! I have my sleeved rolled up. I'd also like my family to get it. You can never be too safe.

    Kristy
  2. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by emily_mom
    Yes, Vegas, it's the thing that left all the holes in your arm! I have my sleeved rolled up. I'd also like my family to get it. You can never be too safe.

    Kristy
    Okay, then I want it on my butt this time so it will look like a cute little pucker kiss.
  3. by   Q.
    I hate any and all shots. I'd only get it if it was required for a job or if I truly, truly, truly, was at risk.
    Smallpox is a scary disease, indeed.
  4. by   tubbs
    Well guess what, today My emergency department was offered to request the vaccine. There was a sheet to sign if interested and i struggled at first with the 1% mortality attached to it. I mean, i'm young and healthy, and the fact is that once vaccinated, i'm only 95% covered! 1000, out of every 1million FIRST TIME VACCINEES experience serious reactions (guess what new nurses, that's us) and the worst part is if your not careful you can inadvertantly inoculate your family! Wow what consequences! I'm doing it anyway!! ANd GOOD for all of you that WOULD IF OFFERED! As nurses we are educators, please everyone educate your self, good info at this site, just click away!


    http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox...cts.asp#safetyhttp://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox...cts.asp#safety
  5. by   Ted
    My sleaves are rolled up!

    I recieved the small pox vaccine when I was a kid. . .

    and notten is swrong swith sme and smy sthinking... .


    argg. . . . . .drool. . . . . . pppssssttt. . . . .


    ted

    P. S. ack. . . .drool. . . arrggg. . . . sthinking sslowly. . . . .
  6. by   sjoe
    The latest I have heard is that immunity lasts only 10 years, and this is one of the arguments for having it done again as an adult. Whether this is ACTUALLY true, however, I have no idea and nobody else seems to know either.

    Does anyone have better data than this? Feel free to post it.

    Secondly, if there is a 1% mortality rate from this vaccine, and there are 2.7 million nurses in this country, then we could expect 27 THOUSAND nurses to die if we all took the vaccine. Surely we can come up with a more realistic number than 1%, people.

    Again, Does anyone have better data than this? Feel free to post it.

    No wonder people are reluctant, scared, etc. How about some accurate information, for starters!
  7. by   smag16
    Eli Lilly & Company developed thimerosal, the vaccine preservative that contains approximately 50% mercury. In recent decades, scientists have shown that mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin. No surprise then that the high levels of mercury detected in many young children in America have been directly linked to permanent neurological damage, including autism.
    Mercury is a biohazard.. now why is it in vacines?

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