posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 11:58 AM
I had the standard flu vaccine, which I have to have every year. They give it to me for the CKD, and not the Leukaemia.
One thing that was strange this year was that my surgery held a flu clinic on a Saturday. There were only patients like me who fell in the AT RISK
category only that day getting our vaccine. The nurses had a list of patients, which they had to vaccinate.
I live in the UK, and despite having the vaccine, I caught the Swine Flu and had to go onto Ralenza. So, my question is what form of vaccine were they
wanting you to have. As an ex-wife of a former military man, and a daughter of a retired military person-I know that they can order a vaccine;
especially before deployment.
When you signed up-you gave them permission to run your life. If you are not an officer and of a rank that has no real power-if you don't do as
commanded-you are violating a primary oath, and the consequences could go bad for you in looking for a job, if you leave the military.
Also, vaccines used to be mandatory before deployment, if my memory serves. When my dad was called away on TDY to a foreign land-it was required for
me to have a check-up and have certain vaccines against certain conditions. This was what I recall in the 60's and 70's. Although I was a youngster,
I remember my dad saying to my mother that he had to have his shots. I remember this, as at that time, I was terrified of needles and always use to
ask my dad, 'Will it hurt?'. He went to places like Vietnam and Thailand. So, I can't see how you can avoid not getting vaccinated, if it is an
order and if you are being deployed anywhere.