8 fired (3 Nurses) for refusing flu shot. - page 2

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(Wasn't sure best section to put this in. Hope it's okay here.) Eight hospital employees oppose mandatory flu shots, get fired Elkhart, IN 12/31/12... Read More


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    What if my 'faith walk' prohibits me from being injected with certain nonhuman substances? Can I refuse my mantoux test?
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    What is my "faith walk" prohibits me from killing any of God's creatures -- and that includes bugs, viruses, bacteria, etc.? That means I would refuse to use antisceptics, antibiotics, etc. Would the hospital have to to accommodate THAT religious belief?
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    Quote from CarryThatWeight
    I'm unclear as to how getting a flu shot is a religious issue...
    Thusfar, the nurses have not given valid "religious" reasons for declining to get the flu vaccines. They's rather run the risk of infecting their patients.
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    There are solid religious reasons that apply for some. Diversity doesnt just apply to patients. Please look up some of the religions that are agaisnt vaccinations and their reasons why before you fully form your opinion.

    Wouldn't you respect a Jehovah Witness refusal for blood? Same principle.

    Also please research as to how "protected" a person is after they have received the flu shot. You may be surprised.

    To clarify--i am not antivaccination, i do believe the influenza vaccination has a use. but, I am agaisnt mandatory vaccinations for hcw's
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    My health systen went the mandatory flu route. Those who submit exemption under religous objection must submit letter from their minister + be reviewed/approved by HR.
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    My health systen went the mandatory flu route. Those who submit exemption under religous objection must submit letter from their minister + be reviewed/approved by HR.
    Yes, so someone else can decide for you whether you really reject the vaccine for religious reasons. Ridiculous!
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    Where's the data to support mask use to prevent spread of flu FROM the wearer...which is the intent here? Evidence-based medicine is great until it comes to politics and policy.
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    I get sick from the shot - no I don't mean I get the flu, but I get very ill. Since we are all nurses here I can say this without grossing anyone out but I had the flu shot 3 years in a row and all 3 times (within 24 hours after the shot) I had N&V and the last time I had the worst diarrhea of my life. However, I am not technically 'allergic' to the vaccine as that would be a histamine reaction. How do I prove that the vaccine makes me ill and I am scared to take it again? A doctor's note? Wouldn't everyone who doesn't want one just tell their doc that the shot makes them sick? I don't mind vaccines, but making something mandatory makes me very uncomfortable and it is a slippery slope.


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