Hi... I'm calling in regards to your flu vaccine. Today is the final day for you to come in and get vaccinated or provide us with some documentation or we are going to have to take you out of the system. If you can give me a call please and update me with your status...In other words, if you don't get this vaccine, you'll be fired. Is this legal? And even if it is, where's my liberty in this matter? What do I get to say in it?
Another thing that bothers me, when you get vaccinated you have to sign an informed consent. "Informed consent is the process by which a fully informed patient can participate in choices about her health." http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/consent.html And do I want to work for an organization like this that bullies their nurses into getting vaccinations? No. And would I be confident as a patient at this hospital? No, I would not, which is why I will not be a patient there again (unless I'm in an emergency circumstance). Not when they don't let their employees decide for themselves whether they should get the flu vaccine.
The Greater Good is streaming online for free this week. Hope you go and watch it. I'll put some of my notes up later regarding what I saw in the documentary.
What are your thoughts regarding vaccinations?
Have you seen The Greater Good?