Considering that flu vaccines are being mandated here in NY (which includes H1N1 in addition to the regular flu vacc), does anyone know of any groups taking action against this? I've been reading up on this issue here on the boards and over the web and I'm wondering if anyone has any additional information. Basically, I am looking to see if anyone has raised the issue of this being against our rights at a legislative level (regardless of whether you are for or against the vaccs). Has anyone heard of any legal action being taken? (individually or not) Other than just arguing opinions and justifications, I want to know how this is being handled considering there is (in my belief) a violation of personal rights.
Oct 5, '09
Then I can understand why these nurses are suing. It's against the law to force someone to get vaccinated....doesn't matter where the person works or goes to school. :/ How ridiculous! If someone can die or have a serious reaction to a vaccine....the law protects them. The hospital should honor that. Or if it's against someones religous beliefs because of the aborted fetal tissue or other animal products in the vaccine...the law protects them. And again the hospital should honor that. We have freedom of religion and should have freedom of choice in this country, why because it's a hospital should it be any different?
Last edit by CrunchyMama on Oct 5, '09
Oct 6, '09
from tewdles: " as far as i can see there is no mandate from cdc or from us dept health and human services for the h1n1 vaccination."
right. which is one of the things nysna brings up in their letter and testimony because there is a mandate in ny state. this is a ny state doh mandate - not an individual employer mandate. you copy? so.....that's why everyone is watching ny to see how are the hospitals going to handle this. are you up to date with what is actually going on here in ny?
while i believe that employer mandates in the absence of cdc recommendations for such are overreaction, i also believe that mischaracterizing the nature of an employer mandate is "overreacting".
where has anyone in this thread mischaracterized the nature of this unprecedented state mandate?
do you work or go to school in ny? did your program director tell you if you don't get vaccinated you can't continue in the program because you will not be allowed into clinicals??
because mine did.
so where is the mischaracterization? also- i don't know how hospitals will handle the number of employees who refuse -- that's why i ask those questions, that's why nysna is asking those questions. what will the hospital do about employees who refuse? where is there any level of "mischaracterization" in that question??
seriously - the original poster asked "does anyone know about any groups taking action against this?" and so i am sharing my actual experience with what is actually happening here to me in ny!!
so do you know about any groups taking action against this? please share!
Last edit by Armygirl7 on Oct 6, '09