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When a Covid 19 vaccine becomes available, will it be absolutely mandatory for healthcare staff?

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2 minutes ago, OUxPhys said:

I will not be the first in line to get the new covid vaccine. I am not an anti-vaxxer but I refuse to get a vaccine that was rushed. As for the flu vaccine my employer does not mandate you to get one and I may pass on the flu vaccine this year too. If you refuse you just have to wear a mask during flu season which let's be honest, this will be the new norm for a while. 

I agree with the rushed covid vaccine thoughts on waiting until we know more about its safety. I waited on the flu vaccine because it was free from my employer-the got theirs late-I was diagnosed the morning we were supposed to get our shots-within 3 days I had bronchitis, o2sats in low 80s and needing a nebulizer and abc shots for the bronchitis-oh and a uti to top it all off.  So I’m getting that one when I can, each year-I still get the flu (swabbed positive) about 50% of the time. Now I’m paying for my own N95 masks so I can work and be safer because I have asthma and autoimmune issues-not easy to find but I have a child that needs their mom and I’m at high risk for serious complications if I get the virus. Crazy times we are living in

I'm am not convinced that the vaccine will be "free"...will the states be bidding against the feds to purchase it, like with other necessities? Business profit is of central importance to this administration

FolksBtrippin specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

On 6/4/2020 at 1:58 PM, toomuchbaloney said:

Do you think that mass vaccination will be offered free of charge to Americans?

We already have that under ACA. 

FolksBtrippin specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

3 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Millions of Americans are not covered by any health insurance and there is still a legal battle to dismantle the ACA.

https://www.cbpp.org/research/health/suit-challenging-aca-legally-suspect-but-threatens-loss-of-coverage-for-millions

People who are uninsured can get a free flu shot at a FQHC. We still do have free vaccines under ACA, despite efforts to take it down.

5 minutes ago, FolksBtrippin said:

People who are uninsured can get a free flu shot at a FQHC. We still do have free vaccines under ACA, despite efforts to take it down.

https://www.CDC.gov/flu/toolkit/long-term-care/aca.htm

Yes. 

I don't expect any federal initiative to purchase and provide widespread free vaccination for citizens during this administration.  

hppygr8ful specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

I will not be vaccinated unless I am forced to in order to maintain my employment. I am not anti-vax in any way however a vaccine normally takes years even decades to develop and test for efficacy, safety and adverse effects so I have no confidence in a vaccine developed over the space of a few months. If forced I will not sign a consent and place an under duress comment including the statement that I hold the Hospital I work for as well as the state, county and federal govt. responsible for any illness or side effect caused by the disease. I will gladly wear a mask at work until I retire if necessary but really don't want to be a Guinee pig when we still won't know how the vaccine effects actual real Guinee pigs.

Hppy

1 hour ago, hppygr8ful said:

I will not be vaccinated unless I am forced to in order to maintain my employment. I am not anti-vax in any way however a vaccine normally takes years even decades to develop and test for efficacy, safety and adverse effects so I have no confidence in a vaccine developed over the space of a few months. If forced I will not sign a consent and place an under duress comment including the statement that I hold the Hospital I work for as well as the state, county and federal govt. responsible for any illness or side effect caused by the disease. I will gladly wear a mask at work until I retire if necessary but really don't want to be a Guinee pig when we still won't know how the vaccine effects actual real Guinee pigs.

Hppy

The government isn’t held responsible for any vaccine injury (from my understanding). So that’s out the window. 
 

Feel free to look into that cause I don’t have the information readily available currently. 

3 minutes ago, Thanksforthedonuts said:

I hope the money is worth it for whoever wants it. I prefer to quit and start my own business. 

I doubt that any monetary compensation is really worth whatever pain, suffering or loss these people experienced from a vaccine incident.  I was trying to provide some information for you. 

If you have medical contraindications they can’t force you,but you will have to wear PPE all the time

I would imagine this will work like H1N1 did, and staff will basically be required.  I was a nursing student during H1N1, we were required to get vaccinated as a condition of attending clinical.  I don't expect many people to be happy.  Vaccination is required at my employer, unless you have a documented anaphylactic reaction to the vaccine ingredient(s).

On 6/9/2020 at 8:11 PM, toomuchbaloney said:

I doubt that any monetary compensation is really worth whatever pain, suffering or loss these people experienced from a vaccine incident.  I was trying to provide some information for you. 

Thank you, I do appreciate the article 

On 6/8/2020 at 6:31 AM, Nursesusu said:

I'm old enough to remember the polio epidemic and what happened when the first vaccine was administered. I have to pass on a vaccine until it is proven to be safe.

Co-sign. I'm not getting any covid vaccine until I know more about it.

On 6/14/2020 at 9:32 AM, NurseBlaq said:

Co-sign. I'm not getting any covid vaccine until I know more about it.

That is my position too atm. But if I was to face being jobless and homeless (I am a single immigrant female with no family anywhere near me or willing to ever help) what would I do? 

I just hope they don't corner us and force us to "get it". 

We shall see I guess. 😞

On 6/12/2020 at 5:23 PM, Tara MV said:

If you have medical contraindications they can’t force you,but you will have to wear PPE all the time

How will that work? N95 masks, face shield, g +g every single hour of every single shift every day, forever? 

 

2 minutes ago, NewRN'16 said:

How will that work? N95 masks, face shield, g +g every single hour of every single shift every day, forever? 

 

Maybe? 

Are you in a right to work state? Noncompliance with ID protocols could simply lead to looking for another job, right?

I don't believe a vaccine will be available to a majority of Americans while the current administration is still in power, that'll end in 7 months.  I believe when it eventually does become available to the average healthcare worker, there will be a new president, and a new administration to review the materials, hopefully determining them safe---or if not safe, then the new administration would not release it.  I have no faith in the current administration to keep me and my family safe.

Barring a new administration with experts who are able (allowed) to review all the data and form an independent decision----nope, not touching it.  And I'm very pro-vaccine in general.

 

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