I have been a nurse for close to 3 years. Get a note from your doctor saying your are allergic. That is all that is required.
One thing you need to learn in nursing, right away, when speaking to management is never let your left hand know what your right hand is going to do. Lols... Eventually it'll make sense.
In nursing school I did get the flu shot, for the first time and after that 3 more times. Last year I refused to get the flu shot. This year I will do the same, wearing a mask isn't that bad. However, my thing is... to needlessly inject a solution into my body that I do not require, and possibly will not get the flu this year is silly and goes against nursing practice. Like in medicine perfectly nursing we don't just go and Medicaid patients just because. Example a patient is running a fever, we do not just rush to give them Tylenol. We do other interventions which include removing heavy clothing and cooling measures. If temperature doesn't decrease then maybe we'll give acetaminophen.
Reading the first page of this post has infuriated me:
"I hate to say it, but you are so incredibly unimportant to a clinical site, you wouldn't believe it. They don't care what documentary you watched about vaccinations or how super badly you want to be a nurse. "
Cruel and insensitive to one another, however speechless to management. This is why they, nurses, get stomped on by aministration, doctor's and unionized CNAs. This is why they burnout we are understaffed all the time. As a nurse with close to three years of experience, I haven't an unlimited amount of opportunities in my current location New York City. There is no reason why nurses should ever have to take a back seat and just accept things for the way they are.
"If you do not stand for something, you'll fall for anything."