Quote from dannyc12
Again, we happily get mandatory hepatitis and other vaccines, but because of recent hysteria over vaccines and health care reform, suddenly getting a flu shot when there is a particularly nasty strain out and about is a bad idea.
The efficacy of flu (and other) vaccines has a massive trail of evidence and data supporting it. There are plenty of good, sound, evidence based reasons to mandate this vaccination.
You are incorrect on several points;
1-We have no mandatory vaccines in nursing- suggested, but we can decline.
2- What "hysteria" might you be referring to? Are you referring to concerns over Autism? And what has this got to do with healthcare reform?
3-H1N1, is no more nasty than any other Flu to the average, healthy population, there is a portion of the population that is more at risk for more serious complications, such as pregnant women.
Can you please site your references for the "good sound evidence" I would like to read them.
I recently heard an infectious disease physcian state that he would not take that immunization, nor will he be giving it to his children. He stated, he believed the vaccine to be far more dangerous than the H1N1 flu. It has been "fast tracked" and is filled with potentially dangerous adjuncts, such as thimerisol. it has not received adequate testing. So, yes, i would love to read your evidence.