Miss Kelly you are 100% Correct. With all the Infectious Diseases being responsible for so many Deaths it's a no brainier It's a Must! One Life lost from preventable Diseases is one to many.. My Mother was a Nurse from 1960 to 2011 and she would say unless Your Vaccinated you do not belong WORKING in the Healthcare Field.... I wan't this to be known first of all as of today All Healthcare Personal Play A Very Large Part in regards too these Communicable Diseases Spreading from one PERSON...
Miss Kelly you are 100% Correct. With all the Infectious Diseases being responsible for so many Deaths it's a no brainier It's a Must! One Life lost from preventable Diseases is one to many.. My Mother was a Nurse from 1960 to 2011 and she would say unless Your Vaccinated you do not belong WORKING in the Healthcare Field.... I wan't this to be known first of all as of today All Healthcare Personal Play A Very Large Part in regards too these Communicable Diseases Spreading from one PERSON to ANOTHER, for reasons like not following the guidelines set Forth From Our Infectious Disease Department! Washing Your Hands, Wearing Gloves , Gowns, and Shields if needed! If you all did your part their would be no need for these Measures. Like it or not if you have or had a Loved One in the Hospital that contracted a Disease what would you say then? I would hope one would do what's best for Your Loved One and All Human Beings.. What I'm saying is from first hand Experiences! My Family and I Lost Our Father 7-18-12...He Fought for his Life for 10 Long Months! These SUPER-BUGS as we call Bacteria's! This could have been Prevented! Do What's Best For Yourself And The Public. I would never wish this on ANYONE!
There is so much argument for and against immunizations. I cannot determine which is correct.
"Yes. Protecting the health of patients is essential" but also protecting the health of the care worker, works both ways!
I wouldn't take the vaccines they give for anything! They put things in them that will kill you! Read the labels if you don't believe me!
its not just for us health wokers need to have the flujab.what would we do if they got it.and there were not enough doctors and nurses to look after us.we would moan bout it.they work so hard to take care of us.and we should be proud of that.so don't make them but think 95per cent would want to do it.
I am a health care worker and it should up to me to be or not to be vaccinated. if I do get the flu I would know to call in sick. for someone to say I put my patients at risk because I do not get vaccinated is not backed by any studies. show me the facts that state otherwise, then we can talk.
Only those who are allergic to eggs and whatever else are listed on the consent form should be exempt. Others should have to wear masks... Same stupid logic that people are using to refuse to fill someone's Rx because it is against their religion. It is a job, not a right..
I am a Nurse and my husband is an active duty USAF Officer. We are both VERY committed to serving our fellow man. I assure you all that we make MANY personal sacrifices in the course of doing so. But I do not accept that my choice to care for you and your loved ones; somehow relinquishes all of my rights to make my own medical choices.
Vaccinations can cause adverse reactions an not every healthcare provider shares the same religious views about all westernized medicine practices. A...
Vaccinations can cause adverse reactions an not every healthcare provider shares the same religious views about all westernized medicine practices. A commitment to provide YOU quality care in accordance to YOUR beliefs doesn't mean that we all would make the same choices for ourselves. People can develop Guillain-Barré Syndrome (a severe paralytic illness, also called GBS) that occurred after receiving influenza vaccine. If that illness is prevalent within your family genetics but you have not had the specific reaction to the flu shot; then you are not exempted from such mandated shots. Perhaps as an educated healthcare professional, I should be afforded the right to decide what is best for ME and MY family. Perhaps I should also have some rights o preserve HIPAA for my family and not disclose ALL of the intimate details of their medical history.
Our society of law and order is based upon precedent. So giving up freedom of choice in one area, opens the door to interpretation and loss of other freedoms. The sense of entitlement to stripping me of my rights on this thread is admittedly a bit offensive and quite alarming! My whole family chooses to run into situations, and render aid, when most folks are running out as fast as they can. So before people like Kelly start telling me what career choices and health care choices that I should be making; let us ALL remember that I am an American, living in America. Men and women like my husband work very hard to be sure that we have RIGHTS and FREEDOMS that I will never surrender to anyone!
You do now that vaccinations are not 100% effective and carry potential side effects and problems for certain people? Blanket policy about Healthcare is bad practice and dangerous!
I will gladly take the flu vaccine when thimerosol is removed from the vaccine itself...
As a registered nurse I'm sure you are aware that you can simply ask for the single dose version and have the flu vaccine without thimerosol. Or the needle-less nasal spray.
Daniel Weinstein I don't think she bothered to ask.
Kelly M. Bray Some of the comments from nurses are scary. Are these the highly trained people we're expected to trust with our health?
I have asked for it and been refused..i was told those are only for pregnant patients and are "too expensive" for the rest of us...yes, i have a brain and i use it thanks...
The public is not aware and informed of all of the ingredients and substances in flu vaccines. Flu vaccines can contain aluminum, dangerous microorganisms and other toxic agents that are unsafe to touch, yet are included in some flu vaccines....they can go ahead and use people like you for guinea pigs....i will hold off for now...thanks
Mild side effects of the live flu vaccine include runny nose or nasal congestion, headache and muscle aches, fever, cough, sore throat, wheezing, abdominal pain and vomiting or diarrhea. There have also been cases where the vaccine caused life-threatening allergic reactions, but this rarely occurs....i will risk getting the flu as a healthy adult with an intact immune sytem rather than potentially die from an allergic reaction...once again, thanks for your idiotic comments..
You cannot say that putting any chemical, virus (dead or alive), carcinogen, or other foreign substance is without risk...these drug companies love to put fear in your minds that you must have it...it helps keep the $$$$$ going into their pockets...
Jennifer Graber Boyle Thank you for your comments. You, assuming you are indeed a registered nurse, are making my argument for me. I appreciate your efforts.
Please explain why you want thimerosol removed from the flu vaccine....How does that impact your decision not to get a flu shot?
I never have had a flu shot!! I did get the shingles one though!!
women, not, men, gay
-We all should a an examination every year. Keep up with your health, even though you feel good. IT WON'T HURT, just save your life.
I think if your been offered a Vaccine what ever for Get It, offcourse every1 must choose but the gains outway any risks and I've seen this ist hand.
The flu shot is what killed a loved one of mine, because his immune system could not handel it, they have the option to get it, and if not they have to sign papers, it should not be mandatory, that's going against my right. I have never once gotten the flu shot, and I don't get the Flu, I always get something else, but the best way for your body to fight something is to let it fight it itself, there's to many medications for things, why do you think Penicillian is hardley useful anymore? It...
The flu shot is what killed a loved one of mine, because his immune system could not handel it, they have the option to get it, and if not they have to sign papers, it should not be mandatory, that's going against my right. I have never once gotten the flu shot, and I don't get the Flu, I always get something else, but the best way for your body to fight something is to let it fight it itself, there's to many medications for things, why do you think Penicillian is hardley useful anymore? It has been over used much like quite a few other drugs, soon there will be colds killing millions because our own medication can not even work. You have to remember your body is your best defence.
If you are a healthcare worker you should be vaccinated. and it is very important to protect patient's health.
You don't seem to understand the significance of the inserts. Nor do you understand dose dependent toxicity.
Cindy, I read the labels. I also understand them.
I don't believe you. But only because you are wrong.
Not all vaccines are bad and Cindy Wheeler no one is trying to kill the American public with vaccines. Some of them are good and have a real place in medicine. Nevertheless, I do not support forcing medical care on anyone!
If you are a healthcare worker you should be vaccinated, period. Not just the flu but all vaccine preventable, communicable diseases. The only exemption should be for a valid medical reason. You are taking care of the most vulnerable people in society. If you cannot give them that kind of commitment, than you should find another job.
Yeah, all healthcare workers should be vaccinated.
Dont forget its also safe for the care worker to be protected from society, works both ways!!
Uhm...I am nurse that is quite capable of making intelligent, informed decisions about MY OWN healthcare. I practice SAFE care at all times. In fact I do a lot of things for people that their own family and friends couldn't and wouldn't do for them. But I also have RIGHTS to make choices for MYSELF. I assure you Kelly M. Bray that you would be lucky to have this unvaccinated nurse care for you if you were ill. I am in the EXACT correct profession. But I urge you to learn a bit more about...
Uhm...I am nurse that is quite capable of making intelligent, informed decisions about MY OWN healthcare. I practice SAFE care at all times. In fact I do a lot of things for people that their own family and friends couldn't and wouldn't do for them. But I also have RIGHTS to make choices for MYSELF. I assure you Kelly M. Bray that you would be lucky to have this unvaccinated nurse care for you if you were ill. I am in the EXACT correct profession. But I urge you to learn a bit more about what you speak of and consider ALL of the implications that factor into PERSONAL choice!
My mom was in a nursing home where a supervisor came to work sick with diarrhea. She gave it to the whole South wing and my mom caught a very bad form of diarrhea known as C-dif. This weakened her and hastened her death. The supervisor was dumb and uncaring to bring this to a nursing home. When I went to visit my mom, my brother-in-law and I could not touch her or kiss her or hug her, because we both have metal splints in us, and that makes us more prone to have a bad infection around the area where the metal is.
Amanda M Stermer Please read my post about my mom's earlier death and decreased quality of life because a health care worker came to work with C-dif diarrhea. If you're not vaccinated, you could bring me pertussis and I have weak lungs from parents who smoked, asthma and allergies. You could kill me.
I am so sorry Nancy to here about your Mama's Horrible Death ! I also understand on all levels of your very valid Concerns no one will truly understand until they them self's have to see your Loved one Pass Away from Preventable Infectious Diseases!!!! Your In a very Compromising Position because of yore Lungs.. My Heart goes out too You . God Bless You Sweetie your in My Thoughts and Prayers :) Kim and Family...
You are an LvN that was licensed in 2011. You took a one year JC course to become that. it seems you did not learn enough. If you don't believe in vaccines than you obviously are not qualified to care for patients. They come first, not you. If you do not vaccinate as your employer requires than you should be fired. I would not let an incompetent like yourself have anything to with myself or my family.
Nancy Barrett, I respect what you are saying and I am not against ALL vaccinations. I refuse to take the Flu vaccine in particular. It is simply an educated guess as to what strains are circulating that particular year, as evidenced by the need to have a separate shot for H1N1 a few years ago. However, vaccines are NOT prevention or cures for anything! C-Dif. MRSA, VRE etc. can't be vaccinated against. But most importantly, you can't vaccinate against bad/irresponsible practices and...
Nancy Barrett, I respect what you are saying and I am not against ALL vaccinations. I refuse to take the Flu vaccine in particular. It is simply an educated guess as to what strains are circulating that particular year, as evidenced by the need to have a separate shot for H1N1 a few years ago. However, vaccines are NOT prevention or cures for anything! C-Dif. MRSA, VRE etc. can't be vaccinated against. But most importantly, you can't vaccinate against bad/irresponsible practices and decisions which is what it sounds like you encountered. Vaccinations are an exposure to a low or inactive form of a "germ" in an attempt to cause the immune system to create a "memory" to fight the "germ" when encountered again in a high dose. Health care professionals, that are practicing good care, are exposed to things in much the same way without injecting substances into their bodies. My immune system has a "memory" to many things that the average person does not. I also wash my hands, use sanitizers, wear maskes where appropriate and do not work when I am ill. But I WILL not expose myself to the risks associated with the Flu shot when it is nothing more than a guess preserved in mercury!
BTW....anyone with asthma should be cautious of mercury!
This is why I left the public hospitals when they tried to force the staff to get shots. It is a personal decision and should remain a personal decision!
How would you feel if you loose a relative due to a nosocomial infection from one of the health care professionals?
that is what masks are for. They make you wear masks when your a patient, why is this an issue then with health professionals?
You are trying to cover the sun with your finger. Even though we raise our voices, we cannot change the fact.
Do you want to enjoy your life? Focus on healing your healing power. Nature needs no help, just no interfenence.
Just eat well, play well, and rest well. Good day, people.
The "healing power of nature" meant that for most of history, the average human lifespan was 45 and infant mortality ran close to 20%. "Nature" ensured that all but the healthiest had a tendency to simply die.
Lynne Batik I wonder what the 40 million people who died of influenza in 1918 were doing wrong? Maybe play more catch and sleep in on Sundays?
Is someone reads about the history of the influenza virus and pandemic flu viruses, it may change your mind into getting the shot or the flu mist. Once you have had the flu you will never want to experience it again - I know that I would much rather have the shot. And if you come down with something immediately after getting the shot, you were exposed to it previously - the shot/ mist doesn't make you sick! Also, some people think that a gastro bug is the flu but they are incorrect, there is no such thing as a "stomach flu."
And yes, I am a healthcare worker who got her shot.
We got ours! Best part? You can't even feel the needle go in no matter how hard you try to! Easiest shot ever.
I think the individual should have a choice to have one or not. I don't think the government should tell an adult they need a vaccine. I would hope the health care worker would stay home or go home if sick.
If you are in a role where you deal with vulnerable people, the government has an absolute right to set rules so that you don't hurt them.
And even if healthcare workers stayed home when symptoms appeared, it wouldn't work; people are infectious and shedding virus up to 48 hours before they become symptomatic.
I did get my flu shots but I was not forced to. I am a hand washer like all the time.
I think we're having to many drugs forced upon us, that have more negative effects then positive. I get a kick out of commercials that tell you to take this antidepressant, but if you have thoughts of suicide or your depression worsens stop taking it. What the hell are we doing here people? Why take something to help your depression if it's only going to make it worse? We're living in an insane world! Drugs, drugs, and more drugs! Lets keep shoving those drugs on people. God help us all!
I believe that when you became a nurse you knew that you would be taking care of the pts that are compromised so it is necessary for the nurse, health care worker to get all the defenses that they can.
We all have our differant beliefs, I've stated mine.
some people who work it the health field are allergic to flu shots... It should be suggested, but not forced.
And what about the patients. Should they not have a choice in the matter? If you were to catch the flu you could give it to some of your patients before you knew you had it. I gather mortality from hospital acquired influenza, because of the vulnerability of the patients, can be as high as 25%.
The flu immunity is already in you...... And anyways you can catch the dam flu just going to the store~~~ wash your hands, cover your sneezes...common sence. I have 3 kids and worked in nursing homes...no flu shots...and no flu~~~~hmmmmmm