January 14, 2014 | 161,771 views

By Dr. Mercola

vaccineThe brainwashing about influenza vaccines runs deep, and perhaps more in the US than in many other countries. So much so that, over the past couple of years, we’ve heard more and more reports of health care workers being required to get vaccinated against their will or be fired from their jobs.

In 2012, Missouri health care workers were threatened with corrective action for refusing the flu vaccine and were told they’d be ineligible for pay raises.

Last year, eight nurses in Indiana were fired for not complying with the hospital’s new mandatory flu vaccination rule, announced in September 2012. One of them had worked at the hospital for 22 years, with a stellar work record.

Most recently, a 29-year old pregnant nurse at a hospital was fired from her position with Horizons Healthcare Services in Pennsylvania after refusing the flu shot. She recently told CNN:1, 2

“I’m a healthy person. I take care of my body. For me, the potential risk was not worth it. “I’m not going to be the one percent of people that has a problem…  know that the CDC says to get it, and that’s fine, but it was our choice to avoid the flu vaccine and the unknowns that come with that.”

Nurse Fired by Placing Baby’s Safety First…

The nurse, Dreonna Breton, who has already had two miscarriages, told her employer she did not want to get a flu shot this year due to the potential risks to her baby, noting the lack of vaccine safety studies done in pregnant women. She submitted letters from both her obstetrician and primary care doctor in support of her decision, and offered to wear a mask throughout the flu season.

Personnel exempted from the flu vaccine due to religious reasons typically wear masks, and it’s an effective way to protect both yourself and your patients not only from influenza but other flu-like respiratory infections as well.

Her employer disagreed, however, and told her she’d be fired as of December 17 if she didn’t get vaccinated before then. A spokesman for Horizons Healthcare Services told CNN that “it’s unconscionable for a health care worker not to be immunized.”

This responsible pregnant mother did her research, and subsequently rejected a pharma product. The hospital administration at Horizons Healthcare Services fired her for this. If you would like to express your unhappiness with the hospital, as well as your commitment to not going there and telling others not to as well, we encourage you to do so.

They have the right to fire her, people have the right to reject the hospital going forward.

In light of mounting research, this view is exceptionally outdated, and can hardly be considered evidence-based. “Get vaccinated” is the mantra, even though the scientific evidence backing such a recommendation is in fact grossly lacking—both in terms of efficacy and safety.

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