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Mandatory flu vaccination splits workers

Posted By admin On September 28, 2009 @ 10:28 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

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Monday, Sept 28th, 2009

Despite a planned rally in Albany Tuesday to protest a state regulation requiring health care workers be vaccinated against influenza — both seasonal and swine flu — New York’s top public health official predicts dissenters will ultimately extinguish their anger and roll up their sleeves.

The regulation, which was approved in August, comes with a stinging addendum: Get vaccinated or get fired.

But some nurses and many other health care providers say the regulation violates their personal freedom and leaves them vulnerable to vaccine injury. And they cite deaths associated with the last federal government swine-flu vaccination program in 1976.

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Refusing to be immunized against H1N1 because of the vaccine debacle in 1976 “is like saying a plane crashed 33 years ago so I’ll never fly again,” said Dr. Richard Daines, New York State health commissioner.

New York is the only state in the nation to require that health care workers be vaccinated, though other states are considering such measures. Health workers, including doctors, must be immunized by Nov. 30. Opponents say it’s simply unnecessary.

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[3] New York State Adopts Mandatory Flu Vaccination Program For Health Workers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-york-state-adopts-mandatory-flu-vaccination-program-for-health-workers.html

[4] State senator Tom Duane to reintroduce mandatory flu vaccinations for healthcare workers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/state-senator-tom-duane-to-reintroduce-mandatory-flu-vaccinations-for-healthcare-workers.html

[5] Judge temporarily halts mandatory flu shots for health care workers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/judge-temporarily-halts-mandatory-flu-shots-for-health-care-workers.html

[6] Local Nurse Won’t Comply with State Vaccination Order: http://www.prisonplanet.com/local-nurse-wont-comply-with-state-vaccination-order.html

[7] Physicians Oppose Mandatory Flu Vaccine for Health Workers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/physicians-oppose-mandatory-flu-vaccine-for-health-workers.html

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