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Forgive me if there is already a thread on this (then point me to it<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">)...<br><br>
Ok, short sweet and to the point.... I am a nursing student and will have my ADN in May. Working in the health care field I have blindly gotten vaccinations. Are they necessary? Flu? Heb B? DTaP? How do you decide? Where can I get more info for myself?<br><br>
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Anyone?
 

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Short answer - no<br>
vran.org<br><br>
they have links for american sites as well (canadian site, same info though)<br><br>
depending on your state\country you may have the ability to do an exemption.
 

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have you found the nurse tribe? the thread is almost 50 pages at this point, but many topics are covered from the point of view of those of us in heath care. opinions on vaccination are covered on this (and the next) page, starting with my post #866:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=347289&page=44" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...347289&page=44</a><br><br>
you can always introduce yourself and ask questions, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
i also started this thread:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=784285" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=784285</a><br><br>
re: dealing with my employer's flu vax consent/decline forms.
 

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Thanks! I guess I'll have to figure it out somehow.
 

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If you're going to be working on the floor and having patient contact, I absolutely believe Hep B was necessary. That's just my opinion.
 

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I have a hard time justifying vaccinating myself and then not my daughter who has been partially vaxed.
 

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my dh is a doc. he doesn't do flu shots. he was vaxxed for hep b when he started med school. i don't know if he'd do it now. he probably would because of the type of practice he's in.
 

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i am a certfied medical assistant, i have not had any vaccines since high school, did not get the flu vaccine and have suffered no ill consequences. exept my first year working in health care i got strep throat every month! i wish there was vaccines for the illnesses that actually bother me! however, i seem to have built a tolerance to strep now and havent had a case in over a year.
 
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