posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 11:39 AM
Ever since the OP posted this, it's been bugging me.
When I was a health care worker in the community, it was 'recommended' that I had a Hep B vaccination. I did When I became a student nurse in a
recommended government progamme, we were told that it was 'compulsory'' I was found to have no immunity to Hep B, despite three previous
vaccinations, therefore I was given a vaccine by the college which was 'compulsory.' I was ill after it, so ill. As student nurses, we are only
actually 'allowed' 21 days sick in the whole three years of study. I ended up, along with a few others, having two days off sick due to being ill
after the Hep B vaccine. I actually developed actue bronchitis (which I've never had before or since, despite being a smoker) after it. I have
since been given immense hassle about why I was off 'ill' during those two days.
I went to see my own 'nurse' in my own surgery after this. I found out that the 'general' Hep B vaccine was different to what I'd been given in
college. ( I don't know offhand the names as I'm posting this, but I will find out, but I know that the general vaccine is different.) Since then,
my college course have slammed me for being off ill for two days, due to the 'fitness to practice' programme. When I tried to say that I was ill
due to their vaccination programme, they wouldn't listen. I am supposed to have had a blood test stating that I am now immune to Hep B. I do,
apparently, not have any choice in this. Despite my insubordination, at some point, in the future, as my career path involves being a nurse, I do not
have any choice but to be injected again against Hep B. I do not have free choice in this. It just is. I can only hope that it coincides with my
holidays, so that I do not have to take time off 'sick'.