School Vaccine Exemptions - page 2
School vaccine exemptions put kids at risk By Anne Harding Fri Mar 30, 1:46 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Rules that allow parents to exempt their children from immunization... Read More
Oct 26, '07Quote from Nadia ShephardA nursing job?Starting a new job in Florida. Can I tell them I refuse all vanccines?
I can't imagine any hospital allowing a nurse to work that's not vaccinated. That's like going into a battlefield with no armor whatsoever.
Oct 26, '07Quote from nadia shephardof course you can refuse! if not you could hold them libel for anything adverse event from the vaccine because they would be forcing you to do it. it would be their responsibility to take care of you. the most common side effect is gbs and that can be expensive ventilator time. no hospital wants that. you vaccinate at your own risk. if something happens you are on your own. that is why its only recommended not mandatory.starting a new job in florida. can i tell them i refuse all vanccines?
Oct 26, '07Then of course they'll probably make you sign a waiver saying that when you get hep B or some other God-forsaken thing that you can't come after them.
Jun 8, '08Quote from lovthatleai disagree on this one. going without a given vaccination makes your body an excellent carrier. though your strong immune system may ward it off, when you walk into those pt rooms, you're exposing vulnerable people to whatever you're carrying around.of course you can refuse! if not you could hold them libel for anything adverse event from the vaccine because they would be forcing you to do it. it would be their responsibility to take care of you. the most common side effect is gbs and that can be expensive ventilator time. no hospital wants that. you vaccinate at your own risk. if something happens you are on your own. that is why its only recommended not mandatory.
Jun 8, '08Quote from lsyorkeI so absolutely agree with this. For many years, instead of honestly addressing the legitimate concerns of parents, the medical establishment just dismissed them as "paranoid nonsense." There seemed to be a fear that engaging in any sort of honest dialog and acknowledging these concerns would result in people not vaccinating. And look where we are now.The "anti" vaccine era has been brought on by a mistrust in the pharmaceutical industry. If we had honesty and openness in clinical trials, true long term studies for adverse effects and an FDA that actually monitored the safety of new drug , I don't think the resistance towards vaccines would be as great.
But when a brand new vaccines with minimal risk/efficacy information are being thrown in peoples faces by a commercial and marketing by the pharmaceutical company trying to get them made mandatory, something is wrong.
This "new" way of medicine is NOT making the public more trusting, it's having the opposite effect, and potentially creating more harm by refusal of the time tested vaccines. My son was vaccinated years ago, but I would think long and hard if I had a infant today with the sheer numbers of vaccines that we are giving.
I think another reason for mistrust in mandated vaccines is that some of the required immunizations have no legitimate purpose for public school attendance. The purpose of requiring immunizations before attending school is to ward off epidemics when children are in close contact with one another day after day. Children are often required to be immunized for Hep B and now there is talk of requiring the HPV vaccine. School children do not pass these diseases amongst each other in the classroom. It seems rather deceitful, and an insult to people's intelligence to try to pass these off as something needed to keep classroom epidemics at bay. There are good reasons for encouraging these immunizations early, when kids are a "captive audience," but I think many parents resent their autonomy over their children's health care being usurped.
Jun 8, '08Quote from Lynnmabelbut was exposed by someone else who may have parents who thought immunizations were a bad idea.>>
Actually, I bet money he was exposed by someone who had just been vaccinated. Vaccinated children often develop a mild case of chicken pox that they can spread to unvaccinated children. The worry I have with chicken pox is the HUGE influx of adults with the disease once the shot has worn off. The side effects are much worse an adult and I imagine we'll start seeing these cases in the next 5-10 years.
That is why my mom refused that particular vaccine (said yes to all others) and exposed me to chicken pox as much as possible. Never did get it. Got the vaccine 2 years ago when I was starting college, just in case.