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grammieRN ADN, RN

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grammieRN has 12 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in LTC/SNF.

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  1. grammieRN

    Yes, I'm Vaxxed But...

    No words...🤦‍♀️
  2. grammieRN

    Yes, I'm Vaxxed But...

    I received my ADN in 2009. I did not have any vaccines during the time I was in school. Prior to being accepted into the program I had to show proof of MMR and Tdap. I also needed to have a PPD done. I never said I was "anti-vax", I was speaking strictly about the mandate.
  3. grammieRN

    Yes, I'm Vaxxed But...

    Seriously? Where'd you get this information?? SMDH. 🤦‍♀️
  4. grammieRN

    Yes, I'm Vaxxed But...

    Most mandated vaccines have had YEARS of research to the efficacy, the side/adverse effects, contraindications and such. The flu vaccine may be required, but you won't lose your career if you choose not to receive it. We are able to use masks during our flu season. So the "crux" of the question is ????? The need for proof of certain vaccines prior to entering the nursing field? Knowing that certain vaccines were required on order to pursue a nursing career?? Yes...I'm well aware of those requirements. I, too, had to show proof. If I remember correctly, it was only MMR and maybe Tdap that were required. Other vaccines were optional. Look...I'm not saying don't vaccinate, or make it a requirement for healthcare workers, I'm asking the questions we all should be asking about long term EFFICACY and possible serious long term negative health effects from the vaccine. I've had 2 employees test positive in the last week. Both vaccinated. One with symptoms and one without. Are the tests we continue to use the correct test for the new "variants"? If needing a booster every 90 days is required, how effective are the current vaccines? Still too much grey area to make mandations.
  5. grammieRN

    Yes, I'm Vaxxed But...

    I'm not in favor of mandates of any kind. I do what I have to do to protect myself and others but I also allow others to make their own choices. I have family members and friends who are anti-vax all the way and I have others in my life who happily vaccinate.
  6. grammieRN

    Yes, I'm Vaxxed But...

    The Influenza vaccine is not mandated, the Shingles vaccine is not mandated, the varicella is not mandated. Of course we can choose not to get a vaccine...but accommodations can be made as they have been. Masks, testing, titers. Our jobs are not threatened if we choose not to get certain vaccines. Some vaccines or proof of vaccine (titers) are required to be hired into a facility, some are not required. I have had my jabs....I know what's at stake and I "chose" to vaccinate. Again.....we should all have that right without fear of repercussions. Our colleagues will be losing their careers, their livelihood.
  7. grammieRN

    Yes, I'm Vaxxed But...

    Yes...we are "mandated" to show proof of certain vaccines. There are many vaccines that are not mandatory. We have a right to choose. I've been an AN member since 2009. I'm not a frequent contributor.
  8. grammieRN

    Yes, I'm Vaxxed But...

    I remember being taught in nursing school the rights of medication administration - Right patient Right medication Right dose Right route Right time Right documentation Right situation Right place RIGHT TO REFUSE. I also remember my nursing instructor stressing how important number 9 is and that we as nurses have a duty to ensure that the right to refuse any medical care or medication is honored and upheld. To advocate for our patients and protect them. Protect them from what you may ask? To protect them from other medical professionals and “people” who think they can bully, manipulate, control and dominate any patient to force a medication, procedure or any type of medical care. And wouldn’t you know that this RIGHT to refuse has been what I have had to defend more than anything? As an RN of more than a decade, I will forever support the right to choose and also the right to REFUSE any form of medical care. I can’t believe anyone feels that mandates of any form of medicine or medical practice or procedure is acceptable. Even more shocked that some nurses and NURSE LEADERS feel this is acceptable after a career of fighting for, defending and advocating for our patients rights. Forced healthcare is NOT healthcare and I stand for the freedom this country was founded on. I have stood for my patients right to choose. And now that nurses and other healthcare workers rights are being threatened, I stand for their right to choose as well. COERCION is not CONSENT.