Nurses file lawsuit over mandatory flu vaccine - page 2

I read some post regarding this matter and then I saw this on CNN and then it took me to this site. I thought it was interesting. :D ... Read More

  1. by   nyteshade
    It angers me that the lay public thinks nurses (and others) get the H1N1 vaccine. It violates my rights as an American citizen. It is disturbing that the lay public is even against nurses on this. What they fail to understand is that this virus is changing so fast, this vaccine is pointless. I am certain that the virus that started in Mexico is not the same anymore. I am not an experiment! If the nurses do not win this suit, than our country has truley gone to $h!t (excuse my French)! I plan on having a family, and in no way am I going to take a vaccine that "may or may not" cause birth defects. Our country is in serious trouble people.
  2. by   RNsckofit
    So darned hypocritical how the government would not stop the first site of the swine flu infestation by banning entrance into the USA{was not politically correct to do so} but then turns around with this mandate...don't offend the initial carriers but to hell with the American Citizens. Something stinks...stinks..stinkssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
  3. by   RNsckofit
    Quote from hiddencat
    are there exceptions for people who have had bad reactions to previous flu vaccines or who are allergic to eggs? a mandatory vaccine without an exception for people whose health would be compromised by it is troubling.

    and the h1n1 vaccine is new- i plan to get it when it is available, but that's a decision i've made after weighing the pros and cons. i think it is reasonable for people to not want to receive that vaccine.

    i thought the flu was droplet born? there's an outbreak of swineflu at my mother's boarding school and the kids are isolated and people wear isolation gear around them with the regular paper masks, not the n95 masks.
    yes, hc, at least at nyc hhc these are the only exceptions.
  4. by   PostOpPrincess
    So I would wear the mask.

    Around my neck.

    That is all.
  5. by   dscrn
    wow, how many employees are we talking? Are they set with innumerable extra staff?? Seems that this would be very hard to carry on with, for any length of time
  6. by   GiGiOm
    Why are these nurses not calling the American Civil Liberties Union? I posted this on a related thread, but that would be the thing to do. This is a clear-cut human rights violation and should treated as such!
  7. by   hypocaffeinemia
    Quote from GiGiOm
    Why are these nurses not calling the American Civil Liberties Union? I posted this on a related thread, but that would be the thing to do. This is a clear-cut human rights violation and should treated as such!
    There is no such human rights violation implementing a job requirement by a company. Not any more than requiring adequate licensure, tb testing, and drug testing or schools requiring other mandatory vaccines are human rights violations.
  8. by   GiGiOm
    Whatever! I guess if a company wants to brand us like cattle as proof that we work for them, that's not a human rights violation either. Get real!
  9. by   hypocaffeinemia
    Quote from GiGiOm
    Whatever! I guess if a company wants to brand us like cattle as proof that we work for them, that's not a human rights violation either. Get real!
    If one willingly stays employed for a company that has a policy of branding its employees, I would suggest the problem may lie with the person and not the company. It's a two-way street. One chooses to be employed in a particular job and for a particular company.

    I'd like to see a McDonald's fryer successfully wage a human rights campaign due to the fact he's forced to wear a hairnet at work. It's not all that different.
  10. by   GiGiOm
    Oh, I'm sorry! Guess you don't understand the concept of analogy. I'm not engaging in a contest to see who can get the last word. I was simply pointing out a possible solution to this mandatory vaccination nonsense. I'm not against vaccines. I am against fast-tracked vaccines that have side effects potentially worse than the disease itself. Especially when many of the makers of said vaccines don't want to take it themselves. So, whatever. Disagree if you want to. You've got your opinion. I've got mine.
  11. by   lina.561
    I visit St. Marys Medical Center often here in West Palm Beach, FL.
    I do not have to wear any masks and they let me in the ICU to see my friend. I dont see anyone else with masks on either. I would not want to take the flu shot, they just inject you with the diesase! My mother in law took the flu shot and I don't know if this is coindence or not but she contracted diabeties right after!
  12. by   CapeCodMermaid
    When all y'all decided to apply to nursing school, didn't you have to provide proof that you'd either been vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella and and and OR proof you had the disease? Did you all comply? Why is this so different? The H1N1 vaccine is made the same way the seasonal flu vac. is made. Seasonal flu is a combination of the most likely strains of flu for a particular year. It changes from year to year based on the likely hood of one organism or another. H1N1 is made in the identical manner. So why say you're not afraid to get the seasonal flu but you are afraid of the H1N1 flu? It makes no logical sense. You'd think health care workers wouldn't get involved in the hysteria over this.
  13. by   dcampbell
    Quote from criticalHP
    I've posted this in another forum, but though it appropraite here as well. I can envision our hosptial attempting to mandate vaccines soon.
    In an effort to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu our organization states it will screen all employees for s/s of influenza BEFORE clocking in. They plan on taking everyones temperature and asking health questions prior to each oncoming persons shift. Not only will they pre-screen but they will randomly check staffs temperature throughout the day/night and send you home if you are deemed in their eyes unfit to work. We are a union hospital. I guess I'm questioning their right to do so. Has anyone elses facilities taken such a measure as to pre-screen to determine being fit for work due to influenza scare? But in the mean time...
    1) What about if an employee just takes Tylenol before work? No fever.
    2) How nice that hospitals NOW do not want sick employees to work. I guess this summer, it will be back to supervisors demanding nurses work sick, or be disciplined.
    3) Suppose, during these daily prework screenings, there are not enough employees to work that shift?

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