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Women, Vaccines & Bodily Integrity

By Barbara Loe Fisher
Published January 24, 2013 in Rights & Ethics


2013 was only a few days old when I saw a photo of 61-year old Ethel Hoover, a veteran hospital nurse, who had only missed 4 or 5 days of work in 22 years, she was fired from her job for declining to get a flu shot.

Defending Freedom of Conscience

On her last day of work, she wore black. In the photo, she was standing straight, looking directly into the camera, unafraid, signaling strong ownership of the principled choice she made in defense of autonomy, [1] freedom of conscience [2] [3] and protection of bodily integrity. [4]

“This is my body,” she said. “I have a right to refuse the flu vaccine.” [5]

Punishment: No Shots, No Job

The Methodist-founded Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital rejected the medical and religious exemptions Ethel filed so they could punish her for obeying her conscience and choosing to stay healthy another way. Refusing to respect her beliefs or superior health and work attendance record, they cited the “no shots, no job” vaccine mandates being pushed by public health officials and Pharma-funded medical trade groups [6] as a reason to fire her.

Ethel is not alone. Many American nurses and other health care workers are being thrown out on the street without a job [7] [8] or forced to wear masks and special badges publicly branding them [9] for declining to subject themselves to the well-known failures and risks of influenza vaccinations, a vaccine that the Centers for Disease Control admits does not protect against influenza nearly half the time [10] and, like all vaccines, can cause permanent injury when there are complications. [11]

Hysterical, Ignorant Female Nurses?

A doctor from Vanderbilt University heading up the Campaign for Adult Immunization,[12] which is funded by drug corporation giants Merck and Pfizer, observed that nurses are the most reluctant to get vaccinated. Downplaying the critical thinking going on in the primarily female nursing profession, he quipped with more than a trace of sexism: "There seems to be a persistent myth that you can get flu from a flu vaccine among nurses. They subject themselves to more influenza by not being immunized, and they certainly do not participate in putting patient safety first." [13]

One of Pharma’s go-to guys apparently feels comfortable perpetuating the myth that nurses are a bunch of hysterical, ignorant females because they are less likely to be persuaded to engage in magical thinking about the benefits and risks of influenza vaccine. I guess it is OK to do that when you can use your medical license as a club to tell other people what to think, believe and do and then harm them when they disagree with you.

Veteran Nurses Not Buying Vaccine Myths

We should all pause and reflect about just why nurses, who devote their lives to saving our lives when we are patients, are not buying the vaccine myths that drug companies and doctors with big titles are hard-selling. Why are veteran nurses sacrificing their careers to take a stand for the right to protect freedom of conscience and bodily integrity?

Perhaps it is because nurses know it is a myth that influenza vaccine is risk-free, when it is not. More nurses today are aware that a flu shot reaction can end in brain inflammation, paralysis [14] and death, especially if you are biologically more susceptible to vaccine reactions, [15] and they know that the majority of adult vaccine injury claims paid out by government are for influenza vaccine. [16]

Nurses also know it is a myth that a flu shot will prevent you from getting or transmitting influenza or other kinds of respiratory infections. [17] They know that, every year, 70 to 80 percent of all influenza-like-illness (ILI) cases, such as fever, sore throat and cough, test negative for type A or type B influenza. [18] [19]

Major Labor Unions Opposing “No Shots, No Job” Policy

Major labor unions are opposing the “no shots, no job” mandate that doctors in government and medical trade groups funded by Pharma [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] are telling employers to impose because they want to force a 90 percent vaccination compliance rate.[25] These unions include American Nurses Association; [26] National Nurses United; [27] California Nurses Association; [28] Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); [29] Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Employees Union; [30] American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); ALF-CIO [31] and others. Joining them are the American Federation of Teachers and Association of Flight Attendants. [32] Teachers and flight attendants are likely next on the government’s list to be threatened with unemployment, right after child-care workers now being targeted with “no shots, no job” mandates in Texas and Colorado. [33]

Women’s Professions Being Targeted

Women, many of them single Moms or primary breadwinners for their families, have always filled the ranks of low paying personal service professions in America. [34] 92 percent of American nurses and 98 percent of nursing aides are women. [35] 98 percent of childcare workers are women.[36] [37] 82 percent of American teachers for grades 1 to 12 are women [38] and 98 percent of pre-school and kindergarten teachers are women. [39] And 80 percent of American flight attendants are women. [40] 

Is there a pattern here? You bet there is. Because 100 percent of mothers, who give birth to and nurture children until they are old enough to care for themselves, are women. And mothers were the first to be humiliated, marginalized and punished by paternalistic doctors for daring to engage in critical thinking and asking good questions about the quality of vaccine science that doctors still can’t answer. [41] [42] [43]

Honoring Nurses Defending Critical Thinking

I honor Ethel Hoover and the brave women in nursing fighting to protect their informed consent rights, [44] [45] [46] [47] which are being taken away inch by inch from all of us by doctors in positions of power.

A nurse, who refuses to abandon the human right to informed consent to medical risk-taking, is a nurse, who will respect your right when you are her patient to make voluntary decisions about medical risks. A nurse, who demands the right to think critically and follow her conscience to protect her body is a nurse, who will defend your right to think critically, follow your conscience and protect your body, no matter what a doctor - male or female - tells you to do with it.

Go to www.NVICAdvocacy.org and learn how you can join the growing number of educated vaccine choice advocates working to protect informed consent rights in America.

It’s your health. Your family. Your choice.




[1] Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Definition of Autonomy.

[2] The Free Dictionary. Definition of Conscience.

[3] The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson. Man’s Need for Religious Freedom. Pages 23-27. University of Virginia Press 1987.

[4] Whitehead JW. Missouri v. McNeely: The Loss of Bodily Integrity in an Emerging Police State. Huffington Post. Jan. 15, 2013.

[5] Lupkin S. Nurses Fired for Refusing Flu Shot. ABC News Jan. 3, 2013.

[6] IU Health Goshen. Statement Regarding IU Health Influenza Patient Safety Program. Press Release: January 2013.

[7] Cheung-Larivee K. Hospital flu vaccination policies are ‘tough sell.’ Fierce Healthcare Dec. 4, 2012.

[8] Hendricks L. Six at FMC out over flu shots. Arizona Daily Sun Jan. 18, 2013.

[9] Kent JL. Flu Vaccine Debate Sparks Rights Debate. NBC Connecticut Dec. 6, 2012.

[10] CDC. Early Estimates of Seasonal Influenza Effectiveness – United States. MMWR Jan. 18, 2013: 62(02); 32-35.

[11] Jurlink DN, Stukel TA et al. Guillain-Barre Syndrome After Influenza Vaccination in Adults. Arch Intern Med 2006; 166(20): 2217-2221.

[12] National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.  Campaign for Adult Immunization.

[13] See Reference #5.

[14] NVIC. Flu Vaccine Reaction Leaves Former Nurse a Quadriplegic. NVIC Vaccine Newsletter Oct. 31, 2011.

[15] Stratton K, Ford A, Rusch E, Clayton EW, editors. Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality.(Evaluating Biological Mechanisms of Adverse Events: Increased Susceptibility)Institute of Medicine Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press 2011.  

[16] DHHS. Health Resources and Services Administration. Statistics Reports – Jan. 7, 2013. Claims Filed and Compensated or Dismissed by Vaccine.

[17] CDC. Seasonal Influenza Q&A. What You Should Know About the 2012-2013 Influenza Season: Has CDC received reports of people who have gotten a flu vaccine and then tested positive for influenza?

[18] FDA. Vaccines & Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting Transcript. Feb. 20, 2003.

[19] See Reference #10.

[20] Infectious Diseases Society of America. IDSA Industry Relations. 2010 and 2011 Grants and Contributions.

[21] American College of Physicians Foundation. ACPF Corporate Relations.

[22] National Patient Safety Foundation. NPSF Corporate Council.

[23] Attkisson S. How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders? CBS-TV News. July 25, 2008.

[24] Orange County RegisterCORRECTION re: August 4, 2008 article “Dr. Paul Offit Responds.” April 18, 2011.

[25] U.S. Department of Health & Human Service. Healthy People 2020 Goals. Immunization and Infectious Disease Objective IID-12.9: Increase the percentage of health care personnel who are vaccinated annually against seasonal influenza.

[26] Lloyd J. Mandatory flu shots opposed by some health care workers. USA Today Jan. 16, 2013.

[27] National Nurses United. Largest National Nurses Union Opposes Mandatory Flu Vaccination as Condition of Employment. Press Release: Feb. 8, 2012.

[28] California Healthline. S.F. Bay Area Health Officials Require Flu Shots for Medical Staff. Dec. 12, 2012.

[29] Evans G. OSHA crashes mandatory flu shot party. HICPrevent Jan. 18, 2012.

[30]  Gallegos A. First state flu shot mandate at center of legal battle. American Medical News Jan. 14, 2013.

[31]  Zubeck P. Calling the shots. Colorado Springs Independent Jan. 21, 2013.

[32] Wrangham T. Labor Unions Oppose Mandatory Flu Shots as AMA Cherry Picks Ethics to Endorse Vaccine Mandates. NVIC Vaccine Newsletter Aug. 21, 2012.

[33] NVIC. Child Care Workers Targeted for Vaccine Mandates. NVIC Newsletter Jan. 16, 2013.

[34] Pollack W. Raising the Minimum Wage is a Woman’s Issue. The Shriver Brief Mar. 2, 2012.

[35] U.S. Department of Labor. Quick Facts on Registered Nurses (2008).

[36] Women’s Work: Child Care Worker. Ms. Magazine June 1999.

[37] Reisman S. “Because Women’s Work Is Always Undervalued:” Why Child Care Workers Are Some of the Lowest Paid Professionals in America.” Blogher.com July 3, 2008.

[38] National Center for Education Information. Profile of Teachers in the U.S. 2005. Press Release: Aug. 18, 2005.

[39] AFLC-CIO Department for Professional Employees. Fact Sheet 2010: Professional Women Vital Statistics.

[40] Whitelegg D. The Big Squeeze: The Time and Space for Flight Attendants Since 911. Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life 2004.

[41] Coulter HL, Fisher BL. DPT: A Shot in the Dark. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1985.

[42] NVIC. Doctor’s Denying Vaccine Risks: An American Tragedy. NVIC Newsletter Apr. 22, 2011.

[43] Businesswire. National Vaccine Information Center Supports Three of Five Recommendations of New Institute of Medicine Report on U.S. Childhood Immunization Schedule Safety and Calls for Transparency. Jan. 16, 2013.

[44] The Goshen News. Goshen nurses lose jobs after refusing flu vaccination. Jan. 9, 2013.

[45] Infection Control Today. Nurses Oppose Mandated Masking of Healthy Nurses, Staff as Part of Flu Prevention Program. Dec. 26, 2012.

[46] CBS4 (Denver). Colorado Nurses Association Opposes Mandatory Flu Shot Policy. Oct. 5, 2012.

[47] Spokesman-Review. Some in health care refusing flu vaccine. Jan. 16, 2013.

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31 Responses to "Women, Vaccines & Bodily Integrity"
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/24/2013 1:08:56 PM
Are you one who refuses vaccines due to allergies? Don’t worry, “Regulators approved new insect based flu vaccine.” http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/17/.....index.html (Not the GM flying variant either) This is one step closer to the new “Universal Vaccine” that is currently in development. It’s supposedly called universal cause it will supposedly protect you from all strains. Yeah right, think it will just be required for health care workers, This new universal vaccine will be required for all people everywhere probably just in time for the next Great Flu Pandemic. Forget the Conspiracy Folks Nano-technology is not involved here, “Just Get Your Damn Vaccine.” Barbra and readers please check out this article here: http://kellythekitchenkop.com/2012/11/healthcare-workers-how-to-avoid-the-flu-shot-and-not-get-fired-part-2.html Thanks! Stand Up For Liberty!
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/24/2013 1:39:25 PM
You are an excellent role model for freedom of choice and I greatly respect your decision. Thank you for showing that no job is worth giving up the freedom over our own body-that is our birthright! Warmly Yours, A nurse of 15 years who has never had a flu shot
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mark richards
Posted: 1/24/2013 1:42:51 PM
"There seems to be a persistent myth that you can get flu from a flu vaccine among nurses. They subject themselves to more influenza by not being immunized, and they certainly do not participate in putting patient safety first." First, the alleged physician who wrote this might wash his or her hands as an act of putting patient safety first, or more mercifully simply turn in their license and take up other work. Yes, hospitals have now resorted to posting notices - with illustrations no less - to remind them that hand washing is a good thing. When the pictures are no longer necessary, Doctor, then we can talk about what others should do. But as we are on the subject... Although the brilliant demonstration of medical knowledge above ("persistent myth...") is cited, there's no way to tell who spoke it. I think it would be helpful to know if William Schaffner, Paul Offit, Gregory Poland, Laura E. Riley, Litjen (L.J.) Tan, or Deborah L. Wexler stated this garbage. All of these folks are listed as members of the "Campaign for Adult Immunization" advisory board. If not one of them, surely they're responsible for who spoke in their name. Knowing the author we might then write the board of medical registration under which they practice and suggest undertaking an investigation for incompetence. (Good luck with that!) Why? "they subject themselves to more influenza by not being immunized". This is a wildly ignorant statement that has no basis. It is in line with other "persistent myths", such as the numbers who die each year from influenza, a myth perpetrated by a manipulation of statistics in the CDC's continuing effort to promote the sale of vaccines at the behest of pharmaceutical manufacturers. The vaccine, less than 50% effective, has *zero* direct bearing upon the amount of influenza virus exposure. Rather, if honesty and competency prevailed, it would have been noted that an immunized person may still contract the disease and, if the vaccine actually works, their symptoms will simply be muted. Meanwhile the victim continues to mingle among the general public with the *potential* to unknowingly spread what they have. If the vaccine works, they'll spread less, but the potential is still there. Make you feel any better about immunized nurses who are in close contact with patients every day? Not knowing that you're sick can be just as dangerous as knowing and refusing to self-quarantine. I trust nurses to recognize their own illness, and to act accordingly in the protection of patients. Apparently their male bosses, while being stunningly sexist and incompetent, appear to demonstrate a lack of trust in the nursing professionals who serve on the front lines. Well, if they don't trust their nursing staff, then perhaps what goes around should come around. EDITORS COMMENT: Please see the article at Reference 5 for full details of who said what. Your health. your family. Your choice.
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/24/2013 1:58:59 PM
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/24/2013 2:01:12 PM
I just listened to the news report this morning on India's press conference exposing their insidious and systematic abuse of women. Here in the US it's even more hidden...the targeting of female dominated professions for the flu vaccine is wrong. Thank you for giving us the statistical facts. Together we can beat this.
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John Dutton
Posted: 1/24/2013 2:51:30 PM
I am 87 years old on Feb. 7, 2013 and in excellent health. I am what I eat and the exercise I get. I am still skiing. I do not get the flue because I practice caution when around the sick. I refuse to get a flue shot I refuse to take Statin Poison or have chemo or radiation. It is my right and to fire someone for exercising their rights is barbarous and unconstitutional.
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/24/2013 4:03:31 PM
Dear Ethel, much love, blessings and support to you for simply loving, respecting and protecting your own body and blood. I am one who (until vaccine injured) worked in a 'female dominated profession' propagandized by the government to needlessly vaccinate to overcome my right to informed consent. I and co workers allowed ourselves to be talked out of our own objections to consent. We will be paying a price for ignoring our own protective instincts the rest of our lives, as we are now among the injured. I wish you much love and support from around the world! May your strength of conviction and taking of personal responsibility to make educated choices for your own health shine as a light unto the rest of the world!!
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/24/2013 4:08:47 PM
I have great admiration for this nurse (Ethel Hoover) who refused the flu shot. We need more people like her in this world. We, the public, are expected to agree to be injected with the flu vaccine, with no guarantee that it will be effective or that we will not suffer an adverse reaction. Moreover, if injured by the vaccine, we cannot sue the doctor who gives the shot or the vaccine manufacturer--there is no accountability. I have met people who told me they became very sick after a flu shot. (I've never had one, myself--I am 68.) When my brother got the flu shot (this was several years ago, at least), he had pain in his arm and could not use the arm for several days. When he went back and told the nurse (or whoever it was who gave him the shot) that he was having a problem with his arm after getting the shot--he was immediately told that it had nothing to do with the flu shot. This is a policy of denial. Obviously, there is a policy on the part of the establishment that whenever anything harmful occurs after a vaccination, it is considered a "coincidence" that has nothing to do with the vaccine. This reminds me of the book "1984," in which there was a system in which reality was denied and people's perception of reality was manipulated through the way that words were used. By the way, my mother was a nurse who worked in a major hospital in Los Angeles which was run by a religious institution. She noticed extreme carelessness in the hospital many times--much of it due to overworked staff.
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/24/2013 4:15:20 PM
I forgot to mention in my last comment that the figures that are often quoted, that 36,000 people (or something similar) die each year from the flu, are not accurate at all. For one thing, the CDC combines the total of pneumonia deaths (which is a much higher figure) with the total of flu deaths. And they neglect to mention that the majority of deaths from the flu are in people over 75--who perhaps were already suffering from other health conditions.
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/24/2013 4:20:16 PM
Makes me sad to be Methodist today. The church is well aware of the damage shots can do. Lisa Sykes', a Methodist minister, son became autistic after his shots. The Church has also come out against mercury in medicine. I also had a flu shot reaction that put me in the hospital for 24 days and almost cost me my life. My doctors agreed and Vaccine Court conceded my case upfront and settled with me. There are known serious reactions to the flu shot.
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Patricia P. Tursi
Posted: 1/24/2013 7:31:04 PM
My refusal to use allopathic medicine, including vaccines, is based upon science. It is also based upon a strong spiritual belief in the natural system and my body's immunity system. The adjuvants in the the vaccines cause long term damages that have nothing to do with the viruses. Thank you for your courage. I am 77 and do not use the medical model. You are my hero.
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/24/2013 9:43:47 PM
I cant tell you how much it hurts me to see nurses and C.N.A's being forced to get a flu shot they dont want. I hear it every day "we had to" They dont believe the flu shot protects them. One C.N.A I spoke with reciently was out of work for a week with influenza even though she got a flu shot she didnt want. Someone has to see how ethically wrong this is. An RN I have been friends with for a long time did not want the flu shot but got it because she had to or she would have to wear a mask from october to march. Her arm hurt for almost a month after the shot and then she developed joint pain all over. She still has pain. Its not the flu were afraid of. Nurses know autoimmune and neurological diseases are chronic and debilitating!
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Venessa Harper
Posted: 1/25/2013 4:41:26 AM
This story horrifies me! I cannot believe that a country that the rest of the world looks up to as an example of human rights and democracy can push a move so tyranical / dictatorial. As a South African I always looked to America as an example of how we should act and what to work toward. In essence what you are now doing is as bad as what many African dictators do to their people. (and it always starts one little step at a time that is shrugged off) Open your eyes and fight this while you still can!!!!!!!! Venessa
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Anne McGuire
Posted: 1/25/2013 6:18:09 AM
History is horrifically repeating itself unless we change it. How did Nazis in Germany break down and divide the country so that they could ultimately control it? Divide the people into and 'us' and a 'them'. Back in the 1930's, it was branding Jews of the middle class and having them wear stars to single them out. Now it's branding nurses with masks and special badges? Gimme a break! And just like Germany, it was a sequential, planned, piece-meal approach: first ostracize Jews, then Communists, the Catholics, then the mentally challenged...until there was NO ONE left to stand up for each other. So now Big Pharma is breaking down the system by attacking women-dominated professions...it's the same thing all over again. An 'us' and a 'them. Women may not have the money of Big Pharma, but they have the VOICE, and they have the VOTE. Stick together. It is the countervailing force to abusive power.
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James A. Knight
Posted: 1/25/2013 1:10:14 PM
This is no longer the land of the free and home of the brave, except for people like Ethel Hoover. Why doesn't Obama defend Ethel & others like her who really believe in freedom and bravery? What's happening to the Constitution? Or is it true that Big Pharma and Monsanto really own the United States of America? Where are our so-called senators & congressmen who supposedly defend our freedom and our "democracy"? The time has come to ask who really owns America?
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/25/2013 1:16:54 PM
The fact that the physician quoted here is a member of a profession that several reviews have found is the third leading cause of death needs to be taken into consideration. As for the flu shot ; at best the science as reviewed by the Cochrane coallition; shows that in a good year when the match is perfect ; a rare occurrence; it may in fact provide limited protection in healthy adults against the flu the evidence does not show it prevents more serious complications from the flu. In older and younger groups it is less effective.That is the science despite the constant spin. The firing of this nurse is an abuse of the system
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/26/2013 2:41:34 AM
Ethel Hoover is a true patriot. Someone who will defend her beliefs in fighting for our personal freedoms, even at great cost to herself. @James A. Knight - I hate to say, but I think it is pretty clear that Big Pharma and Monsanto actually do own USA. How this can be changed...only time will tell. People are certainly waking up to the fact, but it won't be an easy change....we were asleep too long when the wolves crept in.
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/26/2013 5:22:34 AM
the wonderful bill gates foundation has contributed millions for vaccines in africa. Only recently his campaign against blacks, i mean disease has left 50 children, one as young as seven, unable to walk. Vomiting and convulsions followed only minutes after the injections. When people complained the children were wisked 300 miles away where they could not be seen. This is eugenics. Look it up.
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/26/2013 2:26:42 PM
I am a nurse and have been for over 25 years. We are at high risk of exposure to contagious diseases. However, we are uniquely qualified in the area of infection control procedures; so nurses (if doing their jobs correctly) will prevent themselves from becoming sick and prevent the spread of disease to their patients. This is why nurses should not be getting sick in the first place. Yet big pharma uses "patient safety" as the main reason nurses should get the flu shot. Getting the vaccine may reduce the likelihood of becoming sick by only 50-60%. This means that 40-50% of those vaccinated could still pass the flu to their patients. Yet, only those NOT receiving the vaccine are required to wear a mask. If hopitals are intersested in preventing the spread of diseases, then during the flu season ALL hospital personnel should be wearing masks regardless of their vaccine status
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jason richard
Posted: 1/26/2013 2:31:14 PM
also in violation of our god given right to contract freely . . . under duress and coercion you are expected to then sign a contract "get the flu shot" and that you are volunteering your consent . . . renders contract null in effect. its too bad we have a legal system so willing to overlook and misinterpret law to "an advantage" that is not "ours" the common good re examined
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/26/2013 2:38:27 PM
Part of the new medicaid/medicare reimbersement criteria includes "percentages" of hospital personnel who are vaccinated (if <90% then less money for the hospital).Its not about patient safety its about the money
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/26/2013 4:56:11 PM
I wonder why the doctors aren't being force fed immunizations. Is it because, they know what happens when the body receives the poison, they can profit from it, and keep the damage a secret, but would never force one another to be subjected to it. After all, they are kinda like God (LMAO)
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/31/2013 1:43:49 PM
It's a way to weed out nurses who figure out that Vitamin D works better, so that do not pass along the info to the patients.
Commenter Name
Posted: 2/9/2013 6:16:39 AM
Too many rights being stripped away from us and this one definitely crosses the line by a large margin. Americans need to stick up for their rights against big business.
Commenter Name
Posted: 2/13/2013 10:50:57 AM
In my mind vaccines are nothing more than a form of lethal injection. I would fight tooth and nail to protect me and mine from anyone who would wish to do me harm with this lying travesty.
Commenter Name
Posted: 2/16/2013 9:29:32 PM
I am sorry that Ethel has been forced to leave her job over this issue. I too was subjected to forced immunization this year...not over a job at all...by my adult children having a child. They would not allow anyone who has not had a flu shot near the baby, based on their doctor's recommendation, and they were serious. I indicated that for over 30 years I was in a classroom with kids with flu and lousy ventilation systems and I did not get the flu. I felt strongly it was not necessary, however, I took such "abuse" figuratively, that I finally gave in, and have had no reaction, but firmly feel it was an unfair demand, but what we won't do for our children! Will not do it again...a total waste of money as well!
Commenter Name
Posted: 2/24/2013 9:32:35 AM
If each and every nurse across the country banded together and stood up against forced, mandatory, vaccination then both the pharmaceutical companies and the FDA would have no choice but to stand down. Nurses absent from the bedside would be a crisis far more outreaching than any flu. If we don't band together as ONE group, with a unified front, then it will be mandatory flu shot today, mandatory ?? tomorrow. There are 3.1 Million licensed nurses in America. Let me repeat that, there are 3.1 million nurses licensed in America. That is probably one of the largest lobbying numbers of any one group. Could you imagine what 3.1 million nurses could accomplish if we all worked together to protect our rights? God Bless Ethel. I would do no different. I would rather lose my job than be forced to inject something into my body against my will!!
Commenter Name
Andria Myers
Posted: 2/24/2013 2:42:07 PM
Jay, I am aware
Commenter Name
Posted: 3/13/2013 8:13:56 PM
I lost my job (physical therapist) in January due to my decision not to take the flu vaccine. The rest of the Therapy dept said they didn't want to take the vaccine either but caved in thinking they would lose their job and they said they couldn't financially afford to be without a job. I told them if we all stuck together they would not fire all of us cause it is too difficult to replace us. As I said, they caved and I was the only one that stood firm. It took 4 months for me to find another job and I had to move to get a job.
Commenter Name
Posted: 9/9/2013 2:11:39 PM
I agree with Jay. There is no other reason that vaccines are being so mandated everywhere. Autism, intestinal and esophagus issues, ear infections, brain inflammation, asthma, severe food allergies.... ADHD, bi-polar..etc. etc. are all related to the onslaught of toxins and poisons being injected into all of us. Women are being targeted because they are the ones who have the babies. If they are all sick... they cannot procreate. Homeopathy works.!!!
Commenter Name
Posted: 2/7/2015 5:15:56 AM
HOW IRONIC!! the NURSES were the WORST ones around when I refused vaccines for my children...they insulted and humiliated us as parents! NOW they don't want poisons in THEIR bodies, but when it was all about MY CHILDRENs' BODIES they refused to hear us !!
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