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Author: Subject: New York State--health care workers required to take swine flu vaccination
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[*] Post 390096 posted on 4-10-2009 at 22:39 Reply With Quote
New York State--health care workers required to take swine flu vaccination

Normally, health care workers are encouraged to take the seasonal flu vaccincation, but only about 40% do so. This year, it is a requirement in the state of New York--but some workers are refusing to do so. They may lose their jobs over it.

For some, it is a matter of principle--they don't think the state has the right to dictate what they do with respect to their personal health care. One worker has never had a flu vaccination in the 15 years she has been a health care worker, and she has never gotten flu either--not even once. No one could truly say she would have done better with a vaccination previously, when she has a perfect record.

What do you think? Should they be required to take the vaccination? Should they be fired if they don't?
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[*] Post 390121 posted on 5-10-2009 at 04:12 Reply With Quote

Vaccinations should be up to the individual . What would happen if an employee had the shot then died due to an allergic reaction from the drug .
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[*] Post 390143 posted on 5-10-2009 at 13:35 Reply With Quote

The issue behind all vaccinations is prevention. We have seen the demise of many horrific diseases owing to vaccination programs, polio, anyone?
A person may never develop the disease, but, if unvaccinated, may become a carrier who might infect others. If you were sincerely worried about an allergic reaction to a particular treatment, then, I'd be asking why you were working in an area where you run a risk of contracting such a disease, anyway.
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