Kudos to Rep Hagan for this bill. Vaccines carry serious risks and vaccine manufacturers enjoy 100% liability protection for their product. You shouldn't be able to mandate a medical intervention when you have no recourse if something goes wrong.
May 14, 2015 at 7:24 a.m.
May 13, 2015 at 11:10 a.m.
Nurses against Mandatory Vaccines was founded and formed by our CEO, a registered nurse with a master's degree in nursing, who became alarmed when mandatory vaccination policies were being introduced into workplaces, and there seemed to be no rhyme or reason. First and foremost, NAMV is not anti-vaccine, but pro-choice when it comes to vaccination. We believe that all persons should have the right to choose and refuse medical treatment; that means nurses and healthcare workers alike.
Research and other publicly acquired information now shows why: hospital systems are REQUIRED to have a 90% or higher flu shot reception rate among their staff, or they lose up to 2% of their funding of Medicare/Medicaid (http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/ha...). While the government itself does not require mandatory vaccination policies, many hospital systems and healthcare organizations, are taking an "all or nothing" stance against their workers. You now face being fired and without a job if you refuse a flu vaccine. Or you get to wear a mask of shame and be humiliated and have your private medical information on display for the world to see. This is a human rights violation, is a violation of the Patient Bill of Rights, and can lead to major EEOC violations.
The flu vaccine is not an effective way to eradicate a disease that is only ESTIMATED to cause approximately 30,000 deaths in the US per year. This number is lumped in with pneumonia cases. More people die each year from medical errors, heart disease, diabetes, and sepsis.
NAMV does not support mandatory vaccination policies for healthcare workers of any kind. We are here to stand up and fight back against this policy and procedure, and to fight back against the vaccine companies who clearly lobbied for this law ONLY to pad their own pockets. It has been suggested that the mandatory flu vaccines are for "patient safety." The truth of the matter is, is that mandatory flu vaccine policies are to make sure that hospitals and healthcare organizations continue to receive their funding through Medicare/Medicaid and that they are not having their income reduced. It has nothing to do with patient safety, and everything to do with money.
NAMV is here to fight and to help others fight against these unfair and unreasonable forced medical procedures.
May 13, 2015 at 11:09 a.m.
Ever hear of charity navigator? They rank ACS 2 out of 4 stars. It's the richest non profit that does little to help those actually suffering.They are more interested in profits with million dollar salaries than actually curing cancer.The Vindicator Editorial disappoints again.
April 10, 2015 at 5:53 a.m.
March 1, 2015 at 5:54 a.m.
If anyone is interested in why parents opt out they might want to spend 14 minutes listening to this lady who testified before the Colorado state legislature on the subject. She served as an Army intelligence officer and has 10 years experience studying vaccine injuries.
February 17, 2015 at 6:42 a.m.
Stop injecting day old infants with the Hep B vaccines when they don't need it.
August 23, 2014 at 7:55 a.m.
This is 10 year old information.
August 13, 2014 at 6:48 a.m.
Medication, medication, take your medicine, dont stop taking your medicine....
SSRI's are linked to suicide-how ironic.
August 13, 2014 at 6:30 a.m.
That is not the point at all Walter although you keep trying to make it.
Again, you must have skipped even reading the two paragraphs above your last comment.
I disagree that is how things should work. Industry has a stranglehold on our healthcare. Right or wrong. And in my experience it is very wrong.
Who do you think is the number one lobby group in DC? I bet you can guess.....
If you think "medicine" should be for sale I strongly disagree. And nothing pharma does surprises me. I woke up to this after my son became "autistic" after a series of vaccines. That stole his health, ability to speak, and quality of life.
So, I posted my comment to alert people to who NAMI really is and they are definitely more interested in their own profits than truly helping people. There are other organizations that are patient centered and not profit centerered.
August 12, 2014 at 4:12 p.m.