Well, another place I’ll never work.
Had two flu shots in my life, caught the flu both times. No flu shots in the last 42 years - and no flu.
And all the people that push that crap can kiss my rusty dusty. I am absolutely convinced it does much more harm than good.
I knew an adult who got MS. As far as they can figger for a cause was a flu shot but it was unprovable. I do fine without them but worked with a guy who got it immediately after getting a shot. He never got another flu shot.
Definitely wrong! I would think a lawsuit is in the making?
And people on FR wonder why some workers might want join a union. The union hall of fame would be filled with the portraits of the senior managers of this company.
So much for free choice, as long as you do your job. My wife and I refuse to get flu shots, despite the coercion from others. We never get the flu. However, everyone we know who gets them seem to get sick often. Our granddaughter had to get the shot (required), and she was sick a week later with a high fever. I haven’t been sick in many years, don’t want to start now, no shots for me.
Sounds like they need a better union.
wow, you can’t make your own health care decisions any more?
I have never had a shot and never will get one.
Quite frankly, the way they are pushing these things, and making the flu out to be the next “black death plague” on the ads on tv and radio it really makes me wonder what ELSE is in these shots other than “protection” from the flu.
I am not normally the tin foil hat type, but when the government and medical establishment practically shove these things down people’s throats, it really makes you wonder..
I don’t know about nationally, but in Texas for the last four years or so, if you are admitted to a hospital, you are questioned about flu annually (~oct to mar) and pneumonia vaccines (every 5 yrs). If you meet mandated criteria (most inpatients do) then you are automatically ordered both vaccines.
A doctor would have to specifically order no vaccine and state a reason in his progress note to cancel the order.
Texas Dept Health requires hospitals to show: 1. patient was already vaccinated, 2. documentation of vaccination by discharge, or 3. doctor progress note explaining why to hold the vaccine.
No hospital has a choice about this: it’s mandated.
Beginning this year in Texas, health care workers must either submit to a vaccine, or wear a mask every minute they are at work, even on breaks, from first noted community case of flu through April. Failure to do so is grounds for termination. This is a result of new State Law that went into effect this year.
I believe that an employer has the right to terminate an employee if the employee doesn’t want to meet the standard of employment. That said, these mandates are coming from the government.
My husband got his first and only flu shot about 17 years ago. The fragments of virus attached to his blood platelets, his spleen killed off the platelets down to almost nothing, because he then had no ability for normal internal clotting activity he bled everywhere... into the skin, in the mouth, out every orifice, and into the eyes. He had an emergency surgical removal of the spleen which saved his life, but it didn’t save his eyes. He is blind from a flu shot.
So I guess “My body My Choice” only extends to baby killing.
I’ve never had a flu shot and haven’t had the flu in over 35 years.
In 1918, 27% of the world’s population contracted the Spanish Flu. 3% of the world’s population, or 50 million people, died from it. Life ground to a halt. The economy stalled to a virtual standstill. Healthcare providers were among the hardest hit, as well as among the disease’s most prolific vectors. That was the result of pandemic when rail and ship were the fastest forms of transportation.
Now, extrapolate that forward to 2012, with ubiquitous air travel connecting all parts of the globe, and a much larger population, concentrated in much larger cities. A new pandemic would spread faster, and could potentially kill hundreds of millions, or even billions of people.
Unlike in 1918, such a pandemic might not just emerge from random mutation, but might be intentionally created as a terrorist weapon. Given the potentially devastating consequences, it is not unreasonable to make a flu vaccine a requirement for healthcare professionals, just like it is not unreasonable to make it a requirement of military service.
I had flu shots every year in the military. Got the flu the week after every year as well.
Never had a shot, hope never to get one either.
I’m with the others who refuse to get a flu shot. My mother and aunt used to get them every year and of course, they got the flu. I’ve never had one and have never had the flu.
I note that most of the comments defending the shots are coming from the 'elite' community...'Hahvahd', university professors and such...
I am a part time/PRN employee of a gym that is run by our local hospital. Part of the contract I signed stipulated flu shots (among others) as a condition of hire.
If a flu shot is not within my liking, I am/was free to leave.
Very interesting. Thanks for posting.