Mandatory flu shots???? - page 25

It didn't dawn on me until just right now, don't ask me why, that my choice of NOT getting a flu shot will NOT get me into a nursing program. The director at my school of choice basically stated "it... Read More

  1. by   lifelearningrn
    Quote from pmabraham
    Good day:

    Thank you for the encouragement and for sharing.

    For me, unless a given medical treatment works 100% of the time causing no damage to the human being who would take the treatment, the treatment should be a choice -- freedom / liberty..
    One could make a similar argument for or against seat belts and child car seats. Does a baby's car seat offer 100 percent protection in the case of an accident? Can you guarantee the child won't be injured by the car seat? Can you guarantee the child will survive unscathed? If not, should we even bother with the car seat??
    Is there a chance the seat will actually contribute to injury or death??
  2. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from lifelearningrn
    One could make a similar argument for or against seat belts and child car seats. Does a baby's car seat offer 100 percent protection in the case of an accident? Can you guarantee the child won't be injured by the car seat? Can you guarantee the child will survive unscathed? If not, should we even bother with the car seat??
    Is there a chance the seat will actually contribute to injury or death??
    Good analogy. Not getting the flu shot has the added bonus of potentially causing harm to others if a person does not get it. You may survive the flu, but the infant or LOL you inadvertently cough on might not.
  3. by   Cjaco90
    Well I'm the odd one out I guess. I dropped out of nursing . I have an autoimmune condition where I cannot receive vaccinations ..oh well onto another career !
  4. by   BostonFNP
    Quote from Cjaco90
    Well I'm the odd one out I guess. I dropped out of nursing . I have an autoimmune condition where I cannot receive vaccinations ..oh well onto another career !

    Good luck.

    Out of curiosity, what AI condition?
  5. by   Cjaco90
    Auto immune mediated anemia and asthma (secondary) and celiac disease. My system is just too fragile for vaccines and I thought I would just be able to wear a mask instead. but the laws have changed now
  6. by   MunoRN
    Quote from Cjaco90
    Auto immune mediated anemia and asthma (secondary) and celiac disease. My system is just too fragile for vaccines and I thought I would just be able to wear a mask instead. but the laws have changed now
    Autoimmune diseases are not a reason to avoid influenza vaccinations, they are actually a known subgroup for whom influenza vaccinations are even more important than in the general population.
  7. by   wtbcrna
    Just to clarify there are no states or universities that require vaccinations with a valid medical exemption.

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