I do not have a distrust....the issue is the making it mandatory or lose your job......I have had many immunizations over the years and except for the ones in my infancy they were all VOLUNTARY
And you really see this case as an unwarranted intrusion? These are people who come into close contact with others who have compromised immune systems, or are too young to have been vaccinated themselves. That's what I find so astonishing about this incident: that nurses would balk at doing something that involves little or no risk to themselves and lowers the risk to those in their care
I do not discount the benefits of vaccinations,I disagree they should take them or be fired,it is a flu shot not a smallpox vaccination........do you understand for religious or other reasons it is a CHOICE.
If those nurses couldn't be vaccinated for some legitimate reason, then fine. But that's not the case; they decided their religious beliefs trumped the hospital's goal of protecting patients. Let them choose employment elsewhere, then.
The fact that I pointed out that certain LAWMAKERS and various idiots on the fringe want to do this to women is to point out YOU may be next in this. There may come a day when your employer demand something of you against your will or be fired (mandatory drug and alcohol tests for example)will everyone you work with line up voluntarily?
In fact, I once had to choose between mandatory drug testing and looking for another job. I chose to be tested; I judged that an acceptable compromise.
A mask could be worn in these situations could it not? Flu vaccine is NOT 100% effective against the flu virus......it is always evolving,why do you think Influenza is still here?
The influenza viruses are notoriously mutable; that's why new vaccines are constantly needed. That fact in no way changes that vaccinations are among the best methods for controlling the spread of easily transmitted diseases like flu.
Do you see what you are saying in a FREE society,DO IT OR ELSE,if this were a disease like small pox you would be stupid not to get vaccinated.....but it is not.
What would you do if your work demanded you did something not related to your job,and because they told you do it ,or be fired......you would want all the information first .....no?
Neither Quesi or I are insisting that vaccination be made mandatory for everyone, everywhere. I do agree with her that health-care providers like the nurses in question
should be. I really don't see why that's a big deal for those in professions dedicated to caring for sick people
I just don't.
here the CDC says it is only effective in 9 out of 10 people,so the tenth nurse would risk all patients even with the flu shot
First, the "common" flu can still kill. Even when it doesn't, it still results in suffering and losses at the individual and societal level every year. A population where the majority that can be immunized are is far better off, even with a "mere" 90% effectiveness of treatment.