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Health care workers are planning to take to the streets Tuesday at a rally in front of the Albany, N.Y. state capitol to protest mandatory vaccination.
The rally is intended to call for "freedom of choice in vaccination and health care" and to protest mandatory vaccination for influenza and the H1N1 swine flu. "This vaccine has not been clinically tested to the same degree as the regular flu vaccine," Tara Accavallo, a registered nurse on Long Island, told Newsday. "If something happens to me, if I get seriously injured from this vaccine, who's going to help me?"
While physicians, nurses, and medical technicians may not be known for their willingness to march on state capitols, a recent New York Department of Health requirement has sparked an unusually intense response. The August 13 regulations say that all health care workers who could potentially expose patients must be vaccinated for influenza by November 30 unless it would be "detrimental" to the recipient's health. (Any reprieve would be temporary and last only until injection with the vaccine would "no longer be detrimental.")
. Honorof, E. McBean (Vaccination The Silent Killer p28)
Source: Dr. Rebecca Carley
Very few people realize that the worst epidemic ever to hit America, the Spanish Influenza of 1918 was the after effect of the massive nation-wide vaccine campaign. The doctors told the people that the disease was caused by germs.
Originally posted by Copernicus
Originally posted by reasonable
He hasn't posted in a while. This worries me.
Its been 8 hours...
[edit on 10-10-2009 by Copernicus]
Originally posted by emsed1
I understand the concern but there are two reasons it's moot:
- You cannot transmit Novel H1N1 Influenzae Type A by receiving the vaccine. You must be exposed to the vaccine, get the flu, shed virus, infect another person nearby via airborne route, etc.
- I have two small boys. My five year-old's kindergarten teacher became sick with H1N1 and the following week both of my boys were sick for about 7 days with fever, headache, sneezing, coughing, etc.
Hospitals Shun H1N1 FluMist Vaccine, Wait For Injections
Concern That Doctors, Nurses Could Spread Live Virus
But several metro area hospitals said they won’t be taking the FluMist because they don’t want to endanger patients.
When asked if that meant that FluMist was dangerous, Lois VanFleet, infection prevention specialist at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette said, "No, it's a very safe vaccine in healthy people."
But, she said it’s made with a live virus, and that doctors and nurses who inhaled the live virus could shed some of it on patients whose immune systems are compromised.
VanFleet said the staffs at Lutheran, St. Joseph’s and Good Samaritan Medical Centers will wait for the injected vaccine.
"The injected vaccine is made with antibodies, not live virus," she said.
Adam Dormuth said, "It's the same at National Jewish Medical Center. FluMist is not to be used on immuno-suppressed patients. A good number of ours are."
Once the first batch of vaccine arrives in Colorado, it will be given to people based on priority.
State health officials told 7NEWS that the highest priorities for the 2009 H1N1 vaccine include:
Household contacts of children under 6 months of age
Health care workers with patient care responsibilities
Children between 6 months and 4 years of age
Children 5 years to 18 years of age with underlying risk conditions
Originally posted by Myollinir
Do you guys all honestly think that the health officials of our nation who we trust with every other strain/vaccine/runny nose pharmaceutical that we constantly take every day would give us a vaccine that would make our fingers bleed off and our eyeballs to fall back into our skulls?
Originally posted by semperfortis
reply to post by KyoZero
Being a Diabetic, I have gotten the flu shot for years and years.. Still here, still just fine..
I'll be getting the H1N1 as well...
Conspiracies are why we are all here, but one can't be afraid of everything..