Posts tagged: flu vaccine
Recently, Yahoo reported on nurses being fired at an Indiana hospital for refusing to get vaccinated. (http://news.yahoo.com/nurses-fired-refusing-flu-shot-224637902—abc-news-health.html)
I am in a position where I depend on my care givers to get vaccinated for the flu. I think that all care givers in hospitals and doctors' offices and clinics should get the flu vaccine - to protect their patients. I recently got the whooping cough booster to safeguard my new grandchildren.
Several years ago, I helped care for Mechanic Man's grandmother in a nursing home here in Spokane. After almost three years there, an aid came in with the flu instead of staying home (now THAT would be a novel idea as opposed to getting vaccinated). Grandma got the flu within a couple days, vomited down her face and neck causing severe burns from the acid. She also lost her ability to swallow. So - she starved to death because someone didn't get vaccinated.
I think firing is a little over the top - but I also think that if you are in the health care field, you need to get vaccinated.
imho ~ Jeanie ~