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I personally have not had the flu (except one year with a HUGE shift) in 25 years, and I get the vaccine annually, but that's just me. I work woth kids, all day long in a health office.

at least you responded, you will notice that none of the bit guns here did. give me a reason to get the shot, prove it works, ie you can not

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MunoRN has 10 years experience and works as a Critical Care.

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would someone please provide the stats that back up getting the flu shot, TIA.

Are there any specific stats you're looking for? Influenza vaccinations reduce hospitalizations and deaths due to the flu, the rates vary by year, but typically for every 4,000 people vaccinated, one death is prevented, and flu-related hospitalizations are decreased by about 85,000 per year thanks to influenza vaccinations.

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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Many hospital policies leave me wondering why; however, the fact is either you accept their terms or not work for them.

However, think of it from the organization's perspective. An employee gets sick with the flu, because they couldn't get the vaccine and refused to wear the mask. They still have to pay for the costs of the employee getting sick.

And my employer requires you to have counselling when you are off for more than 12 days in total. Yet there are signs in every entrance telling you if you have a fever, cough, active cold to stay home and keep your germs to yourself.

So flu shot, came down with it 12 days post vaccine (sheer bad luck) off for three weeks and a lecture from management.

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blondy2061h has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Nurse, duh!.

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The last 2 hospitals I've worked at, those who declined were either fired or placed on an unpaid leave until they got the shot.

That's punishment. A mask isn't. A mask is PPE.

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nursej22 has 30 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a royal pain in the tuchus.

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172 children died form the flu last year. An unvaccinated child has already died this year from the flu. That's all the data I need.

For what its worth, pregnancy is not a reason to not get a flu shot, in fact its recommended. Expectant women have an increased risk of hospitalization and death if they contract flu.

Agree with previous poster in that most people who have allergic reaction to a flu vaccine in the past, can safely take one in a medical setting. Also, there are also vaccines made without eggs for those allergic to chicken or egg.

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CharleeFoxtrot has 7 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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would someone please provide the stats that back up getting the flu shot, TIA.

Yeah! While you're at it, how about data on those stupid seatbelt things-my second cousin's Aunt used one and DIED when she ran her car off a 1000ft cliff! Oh, and how about that stupid rule about not eating before a surgical procedure? I think aspiration is a fallacy. Oh- those pesky 5 or is it 7 patient rights? Pfft. Who the heck thought up evidence based practices anyway? And what's wrong with running with scissors? It's all a nefarious plot by Beeeeg Farma I tells ya.

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The last 2 hospitals I've worked at, those who declined were either fired or placed on an unpaid leave until they got the shot.

Okay, I have to tell you I read this as "placed on unpaid leave until they GOT shot" and I was thinking dayum they're really serious about this.:roflmao:

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NurseCard has 13 years experience as a ADN and works as a RN.

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I work with a lot of anti-vaxxers who think that the flu shot is a big

government scam, and that God will keep them from getting the flu.

God... I like him very much. But he no help prevent flu.

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Director of OB Services.

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In most studies, vaccine efficacy ranges from 30-60%, which is better than nothing, but not great. Considering the fact that there are very few adverse side effects from the vaccine, and I have RAD, 30% protection is hella better that 0%.

The Efficacy of Influenza Vaccine in Elderly PersonsA Meta-Analysis and Review of the Literature | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Director of OB Services.

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Egg allergy is no longer considered a contraindication for the flu vaccine.

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I wish there was a vaccine for trolls and bots. Or even a mask for that matter.

See Davey's post.

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