If your not edjucated on what the flu vaccine actually is...what it covers...and not its benifits but the fact that..like asprin or any antibiotic, our bodies are immune..... practicing hand washing and proper health codes I believe is all you need. Its the health care workers right to chose...as they know best.
If they know best, why do we need the Joint Commission checking up on hospitals?
Pardon me but thats just a stupid question... Everything on this earth gets "checked up on" thats called making money.....do you really think they fix the wrongs on anything???
Absolutely. I've worked in Magnet hospitals and I've worked in very much not, I notice a difference all the way from the attitude of the staff to number of times a day nurses wash their hands. I've been in hospital NICU's where nurses didn't even use alcohol between babies. It's not until they get docked that you can bet the hospital is about to institute new policy.
Good cross infection control is key to stopping the spread of infection. Without this you could have every healthcare worker vaccinated on a ward but if there is poor cross infection control all your efforts will be fruitless. Remember hand washing, using barrier methods and having a clean healthcare enivorment and staying away when you are not well is key in reducing infection.
I feel anyone who god forbid needs to go or be in the hospital should be as safe & healthy as possible! Health care workers getting certain shots Etc. should be just common sense & a no-brainer! You are there to help save lives not take them away especially if it's preventable! I am not in the health care field but I am getting my flu shot. Hopefully someday they will create a cold shot? Save yourself a lot of misery this fall & winter & get a flu shot!
I'm sorry but do not agree, you can get MS, Parkinsons etc and Die from the flu Vaccination, look it up side effects of influenza Jab, I know two people who have died from the flu Jab and one seriously ill who took it and GP's in UK get paid £10 plus for every patient.
I've had one flu injection in my life and was more sick that year than ever before - I will NEVER have it again. I would refuse to have it if it was a requirement for my job as I have rights too. More germs are passed through bad hygiene and correct hand washing or using a gel to clean your hands is far more effective at preventing germs being transmitted.
Totally agree on the hand washing issue - it's proven. However, I've had a flu injection every year for the past 5 years and not once had so much as a sniffle :)
I had my one and only flu injection years ago when I still worked at Shell - was sick on and off for nearly a year - whereas generally I rarely get flu and if I do, it's over in a day or two anyway. Hand washing has been proven to prevent the spread of germs - yet it amazes me how few people ever wash their hands during the course of the day!! Quite gross! I believe I am so healthy because I refuse to take medication or antibiotics, have very little faith in the medical profession. Why...
I had my one and only flu injection years ago when I still worked at Shell - was sick on and off for nearly a year - whereas generally I rarely get flu and if I do, it's over in a day or two anyway. Hand washing has been proven to prevent the spread of germs - yet it amazes me how few people ever wash their hands during the course of the day!! Quite gross! I believe I am so healthy because I refuse to take medication or antibiotics, have very little faith in the medical profession. Why with all the drugs they're constantly manufacturing and selling and inflicting on the fearful public are people even more sick and dying than ever before - because sickness and disease pays.
The flu injection is essential for anyone over 60 with health problems.
Flu shot over my dead body, yes I am a healthcare worker
Possibly, depend on the strain you catch.
Very few people in my dept get the flu shot, statistically more people we work with who had the shot get the flu. I will never put that toxic slew of chemical and biological waste in my body,
Had you still been alive you could have watched it fly by. (sorry, bad joke)
You are making my point. Healthcare workers can't be depended upon to put their patient's safety first.
There is so much argument for and against immunizations. I cannot determine which is correct.
I understand that it can sound like a difficult question, but it's really not. The science, the entire medical profession, every government in the world and all the evidence says that vaccines are safe and effective. They are not perfect, there are a risks, but those risks are dwarfed by the risk of the diseases they protect you from. The other side of the argument, the anti-vaxxers have no real evidence and are mostly fear mongering.
There is no argument against vaccination that can stand up to science and evidence based medicine.
just how do we belief a government? and your use of the term"all the evidec" show you don't know much.
Instead of focusing on vaccine, why don't we focus on how we can strengthen our immune system?
Sanitation, balanced nutrition, exercises, and rest will strengthen our bodies, so we can fight againt virus, and we will be "naturally" immuned..
If the ‘germ theory of disease’ were 100% correct, there’d be no one living to believe or argue about it.
If the germ theory WEREN'T correct, no-one would ever have discovered the importance of sanitation, and it wouldn't make much difference anyway.
The ignorance in your statement is appalling.
Even though your sentence is very short, I really do not understand what you are trying to say. The incongruity in your statement is very appalling.
You have very obviously not thought this through. Think, dammit: why is sanitation important?
Because lack of sanitation means exposure to human waste and filth.
And why is exposure to human waste and filth important?
Because these carry a large number of microorganisms which are able to infect humans.
Why do we think this and why did we develop sanitation?
BECAUSE IT WAS DEMONSTRATED THAT HUMAN AND ANIMAL WASTE CARRIES INFECTIOUS MICROORGANISMS WHICH CAUSE DISEASES.
BECAUSE IT WAS DEMONSTRATED THAT HUMAN AND ANIMAL WASTE CARRIES INFECTIOUS MICROORGANISMS WHICH CAUSE DISEASES.
The fact that you need this spelled out for you tells me that you do not understand the history of sanitation any more than you understand epidemiology, the Koch postulate, microbiology & immunology, or logic.
I like your reply because that is what I have been trying to say. Sanitation and personal hygiene is important against virus infection. (I think you are a little confused...)
And vaccine cannot "SANITIZE" our bodies.
You seem very confused.
I am responding to your statement in your comment above: "If the ‘germ theory of disease’ were 100% correct, there’d be no one living to believe or argue about it."
The germ theory of disease is simply that infectious microorganisms cause disease!
I am pointing out that, quite aside from the fact that your final clause in that sentence is nonsensical (honestly, what exactly do you think immune systems do, and how would we ever have evolved without them?), your...
I am pointing out that, quite aside from the fact that your final clause in that sentence is nonsensical (honestly, what exactly do you think immune systems do, and how would we ever have evolved without them?), your apparent assertion that the germ theory of disease is wrong, and your statement that sanitation is important, are mutually contradictory.
On a side note, vaccines do not "sanitize" our body; if you think that is what they are meant to do, it's no wonder you're confused about them. Vaccines give the body's immune system protein tags that the immune system "learns" and remembers via memory B-cells, just as exposure to the full infectious microorganism does. Then, anything which shows up with those tags on the surface - as the infectious microorganisms do - is met with an immediate immune response, as opposed to the body having to ramp up its immune response over days or weeks.
Germ theory encouraged the reduction of diseases to simple interactions between microrganism and host, without the need for the elaborate attention to environmental influences, diet, climate, ventilation, and so on that were essential to earlier understandings of health and disease. Because of this, some important proponents of hygiene and sanitation did not necessarily believe that acceptance of the germ theory would be associated with improvements in public health.
The great decline in...
The great decline in mortality associated with the end of the 19th century is not associated with the impact of the germ theory, but with improved sanitation and nutrition. The identification of a disease germ does not necessarily lead to a cure for that disease.
- Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics
There is no concept of sanitation or nutrition in germ theory. That is why germ theory is not 100% correct.
Hope you get it this time.
Lynne Batik Min Kang is a chiropractor. They are not trained in science or evidence based medicine. The study of chiropractic is for those who could not get into a real medical school.
I'm STILL appalled that he doesn't understand the link between germ theory and the fact that we now count sanitation as a basic part of public health efforts. The lack of basic historical and logical understanding boggles me as much as the lack of scientific understanding.
Lynne Batik I know. How many times can you say "If there is no germ theory than why does washing our hands make a difference? Etc.
Read up do your research all others who have opinions... Those who did thier research seem to agree.
Where is this research against vaccination? Where are we being shown new evidence that risks outweigh benefit?
Also, I work in a critical care unit in the largest cancer center in the country. I consider it a privilege and honor to care for these patients. I have no issue providing an extra layer of protection for them that could mean life or death, when the risk to me (of flu vaccine) is negligible at most.
if you are allergic to eggs, its in the shot as a preservative, mercury~~~~poison! the list goes on..i don't want to argue. im saying i will not poison my children/or my self over the flu....and if the thought hasnt crossed your mind!~~~ where are all the new strains of flu coming from??? I have researched everything from foods to meds..... Did you know there is aluminum in your deoderant? Poison! Did you know there are antidepresants in your chicken? wonder why everyones goin nuts~~~ did...
if you are allergic to eggs, its in the shot as a preservative, mercury~~~~poison! the list goes on..i don't want to argue. im saying i will not poison my children/or my self over the flu....and if the thought hasnt crossed your mind!~~~ where are all the new strains of flu coming from??? I have researched everything from foods to meds..... Did you know there is aluminum in your deoderant? Poison! Did you know there are antidepresants in your chicken? wonder why everyones goin nuts~~~ did you know the DNA in plastic is 1 "nucleuos" away from a womans female organ DNA...CANCER...did you know "Diet"sods and juices contain Asprtaine...Cancer!! i could go on. Honey get your shot....you will not be prepaired for the next 6 strains .....
Every year about this time doctors around the world are recommending that people go in and get their annual flu shot. What most people don’t know or understand is just how dangerous this could be, especially for children under the age of 12. When people call and say “My doctor is telling the family to go in and get a flu shot. Should I do it?”…I tell them they should learn about the side effects and decide for themselves…as a chiropractor and naturopathic physician I don’t’ have the time or...
Every year about this time doctors around the world are recommending that people go in and get their annual flu shot. What most people don’t know or understand is just how dangerous this could be, especially for children under the age of 12. When people call and say “My doctor is telling the family to go in and get a flu shot. Should I do it?”…I tell them they should learn about the side effects and decide for themselves…as a chiropractor and naturopathic physician I don’t’ have the time or energy to argue with family practitioners or family doctors who are obviously uneducated on the possible side effects or detrimental effects flu shots or vaccinations in general can have on the body.
I personally have never received a flu shot and have never been ill during the flu season. In my personal opinion I don’t think toxic chemicals and strains of different viruses growing on living tissue belong inside the body. Because of the demand, I want to share with you some of the research that we have found in the latest flu shot trend and the by-products of these supposedly sterile and non-harmful solutions.
I don’t know about you, but I sure would not want any of the following compounds in my bloodstream or deposited in my body. Let’s look at what we have found in the common vaccinations:
Ethylene Glycol: Ethylene Glycol is nothing more than the technical name for anti-freeze, the same stuff that you put inside your car engine. I don’t think I have to tell you what would happen if you ingest antifreeze.
Thimerosal: This is a mercury derived disinfectant and preservative which is used in a majority of the vaccinations and can result in brain injury over a long period of time leading into Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease, lack of memory, sluggish brain performance and also is known to induce auto-immune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, ALS as well as altering and depleting the immune system from working efficiently.
Phenol: Phenol is most commonly used as a disinfectant, also used as a dye, is listened as a carcinogenic agent (cancer-causing) agent and is also known as carbolic acid.
Neomycin and Streptomycin: These compounds are used as antibiotics which have side effects to include severe allergic reactions in some people. It always puzzled me why they are putting two different forms of antibiotics in a viral vaccine.
Aluminum: Aluminum accumulates in the skin, bones, brain and kidneys and can cause Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Aluminum has also caused cancer in laboratory mice. It is commonly used as an additive in most vaccinations.
Formaldehyde: Formaldehyde is used as a preservative. It is also classified as a carcinogenic (cancer-causing agent) and causes the body fluids to become acidic in nature. Formaldehyde will start to preserve your tissues within the body.
I posted on top...i looked at one page......Just one thats what i found.
No, I'm not trying to argue necessarily either. It's just that yes, everything you listed is true. There are poisons is many of our foods, clothing, deodorant (as you mentioned). But there is not peer-reviewed evidenced linking these things to anything. Even the aspartame (which I avoid, myself) has yet to be shown in humans who have moderate intake to have a link to cancer. And the levels of mercury in flu shots are not high enough to do anything to our bodies (do you avoid all foods...
No, I'm not trying to argue necessarily either. It's just that yes, everything you listed is true. There are poisons is many of our foods, clothing, deodorant (as you mentioned). But there is not peer-reviewed evidenced linking these things to anything. Even the aspartame (which I avoid, myself) has yet to be shown in humans who have moderate intake to have a link to cancer. And the levels of mercury in flu shots are not high enough to do anything to our bodies (do you avoid all foods that naturally contain mercury?). To me this is a lot like we know there is radiation in bananas, we know radiation kills people... What cannot jump to is: eating bananas kills people.
I think we are just protecting people in our own way! Lol As i think you have the choice yet you want to protect us entering your care...~~~~<3 Lets leave that a tie!
I dunno where my other post went but i thankyou for the job you do and love as i just was cured of cervical cancer after two surgeries. Your job means so much to us.
Awwww, congratulations to you!!!! That's wonderful, I love to hear it =)) And I'm glad that you are so proactive about educating yourself about your health, aside from the vaccine (heheheh) ;-)
My personal opinion is yes I think it's a good idea. But I feel that people should still have the right to choose if they want to. It's as simple as that! For whatever reason they have!
I think they should. While I normally side on personal choice, within reasonable bounds, There are some areas where a person must conform within a set of rules if they choose to participate in that activity. For instance, football uniforms are uncomfortable, especially when it is near 100 degrees. However, if a person plays in the NFL for a living, they don't have the choice whether or not to wear the basic required uniform.
Since medical workers deal directly with others, many of which...
Since medical workers deal directly with others, many of which have compromised immune systems, they should be made to be vaccinated against every thing possible (at the expense of the healthcare facility) as long as the complications as a result of the vaccine are rare.
Since these workers are specifically delaling with the health of others, they should be required to take the vaccinations as their choice could have a direct impact on others.
Vaccines = danger = big profits for irresponsible Big Pharma which puts money before safety.
I respect how you feel Jerry but I don't think it should be mandatory for them. They already take precautions when working with people.
Yvonne Bridges The precautions are not enough. If they can't follow the guidelines their work lays out then they should leave. It is more dangerous to drive a vehicle than get a flu shot. If your job required you to drive and you said no, do you expect to keep your job?
Yvonne Bridges I'm Ok about it being a choice to not be vaccinated so long as I have the choice as a patient to not be treated by unvaccinated workers. You give me my choice and I'll give you yours.
Well Daniel I imagine that is a possibility because there are those people that choose to get vaccinated verses those that chose not to. So there you are, it's a choice! The way it should be.
Yvonne Bridges Am I allowed to know if you've been vaccinated or not, and I can ban you from treating me or my family if you're not vaccinated you can have whatever choice you want.
Kelly M. Bray that is NOT true for everyone. Family history and genetics play a role in healthcare decisions. BTW...please see my reply regarding my licensing. I am a military spouse that was originally licensed in another state under my maiden name...hence the 2011 license in CA! But feel free to spend your time "investigating" my credentials, it is flattering!
Valid medical exemption? Fine. Prefer to not get the shot for no real reason? Not okay.
Nobody should ever be forced to do anything Americans need to stop being greedy and stay home when they are sick vaccines have need been proven to be 100%.
Yeah, nobody should be forced to wear seatbelts, or feed their kids, or send them to school, or not display porn outside primary schools...
Well, I'm an Australian. And even Americans are forced to pay taxes.
Martin Smith that is not exactly what we are talking about here. Most nurses, doctors etc. love what they do and have their patient's best interest at heart! I know that I do and I don't do anything that would compromise them. But that doesn't mean that I expose myself to unnecessary risk in order to care for them. The flu shot poses risks for me based upon family history. Therefore, mandating it as a requirement to work is a problem. I cannot get a Dr.'s excuse b/c I personally have not...
Martin Smith that is not exactly what we are talking about here. Most nurses, doctors etc. love what they do and have their patient's best interest at heart! I know that I do and I don't do anything that would compromise them. But that doesn't mean that I expose myself to unnecessary risk in order to care for them. The flu shot poses risks for me based upon family history. Therefore, mandating it as a requirement to work is a problem. I cannot get a Dr.'s excuse b/c I personally have not had a reaction, but that very well maybe only b/c I do not take it. Can you not see where forcing me to choose between my health and my career, not a job, my career is troublesome? Guillain-Barré syndrome is not exactly a fever or the sniffles and that is a very REAL, potential side effect of the flu shot!
The problem is your unnecessary risk is a myth.
Medical exemptions aside, the relative risk ratio is firmly in favour of vaccinating.
Your premise is faulty.
Amanda what do you think the risk of the flu is. Is GBS a risk of the flu?
GBS is in fact a higher risk of the flu than of the flu vaccine.
Your logic and facts are both faulty.
The risk of the vaccine is much lower than the risk of the flu. So you are not risking your health to protect your patients. You are protecting your health and your patients.
Martin Smith wow you get it that great no child should be force into enslaved public schools and porn is way better then what you see on law and order. or the garbage they call news or any brainwashig christian programing. Most of all law that protect us from ourselves are a waist of time.
Conspiracy theory, last refuge of the illogical argument.
No consiracy theory involved my ideas are all personal experience and OPINION I just seriously believe in choice all around thats how you pick out the trash to avoid in your life. Also in my experience as well as Amanda vaccines are not enough of a guaranty to force people the medical industry can more then afford to always have a back up. the only guaranty is to stay home when you are sick end of story. And where do you live that porn is displayed in primary schools or what exactly do you consider porn.
Satire is just another word to you isn't it?
You don't actually make a coherent argument.
The porn, seatbelt etc analogy was a satire of your first comment. It is called reduction ad absurdum. It demonstrates the illogic of your premise by showing how absurd the premise would be if applied fully.
we have human rights for everything these days except for real choice! Insisting that all health care workers are vacinated simply opens the door to insisting others have other vacinations and so on... who knows where it will take us. Helath Care workers should be well informed of both the risks and advantages of having the vacination and then have the informed choice as to whether they avail themselves of it or not.
hey...while we are at it lets force every one to be vaccinated. your children attending school or are being home schooled and you who are working or not....what's wrong don't you like having your freedom of choice taken away. when you take the freedom of choice away from one group you open up the possibility of your own rights to be taken away.
It is everyones jobs to protect our envirovment.
I'm not sure because personally I don't get cause I get really sick from it.
If health workers are to be vacinated. Then one has to ask should everyone that goes in to visit a patient be vacinated. I think the charter of Human Rights would have something to say about that ;-)
First, that does not follow. Second, if your grandmother is in the hospital you should definitely have had a flu shot before visiting her. The flu is a killer.
Phlippa what happens when a life is lost due to these issues ? Would you say the same thing? I would hope not one HUMAN BEING TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING.....
I am not saying that it is not needed for health professionals to be vacinated but it must be pointed out that visitors also have a duty to those who they visit. Simple things like washing their hands when they enter and leave a ward, staying away when they have a cold, following ward rules ie not sitting on patients beds, only two visitors a time at a bedside. Our nurses doctors ect strive to do their best and get very little thanks. For the rate of infection to be reduced it is the role and duty of everyone.
Agreed. I would point out that healthcare workers go from patient to patient, most of whom are sick, and some are likely to have the flu. Their chance of passing on the flu is much greater than a visitor's. But yes, visitor should also be vaccinated and wash their hands.