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Well, after being a ft-sahm for the past 7 years, I decided to do back to work.<br><br>
I will be working as a virologist and apparently a rabies vaccine is mandatory. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I just don't know what to do. I am not at all familiar with the rabies vaccine and am not inclined to vax even if I was.<br><br>
Does anyone have any advice on refusing vaccines required for work? Also any info the rabies vax would be helpful as well.<br><br>
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I only researched rabies vax for dogs,so no help there.But the insert should be online for you and you can look into declining it.I know there is something with OSHA(?) and being able to refuse the Hep Bvaccine for work.You should be able to decline any vaccine. If they refused to honor an exemption then I would not get that job. Best wishes!<br><br>
Ask for the exemption form,or try making your own to hand in like this one:<br><br>
DATE:<br><br>
TO:<br><br>
FROM:<br><br>
SUBJECT: Pre-exposure Rabies Declination<br><br>
This form is for persons who have been advised to receive rabies vaccine and are refusing rabies vaccine. Generally, this applies to persons who have not been vaccinated for rabies or who have been previously vaccinated and have been advised to have a booster because of a low titer.<br><br>
I understand that I have the potential for occupational exposure to rabies, and that I may be at risk of acquiring the disease. I have been given the opportunity to be vaccinated with rabies vaccine at no charge to myself. However, I decline rabies vaccination at this time. I further understand that by declining the pre-exposure vaccination, I may continue to be at risk of acquiring rabies, a serious, usually fatal viral disease. If I continue to have occupational exposure to potentially rabid animals, and in the future want to be vaccinated, I can receive the vaccination series at no charge to me.<br><br><br><br>
Name:__________________________________________________ ________________<br><br>
Signature: __________________________________________________ ____________<br><br>
Date: ___________________________ Phone: ______________________________
 

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<a href="http://www.vaclib.org/pdf/exemption.htm#ama" target="_blank"><b>Vaccine Exemption Forms</b></a><br><br>
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I would try to use an exemption. Here is some info on the vaccine ingredients:<br>
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movax<br>
Rabies Vaccine Adsorbed<br>
Connaught Laboratories<br>
1-800-822-2463<br>
produced using human albumin, neomycin sulfate, phenol red indicator<br>
medium: human diploid cells (originating from human aborted fetal<br>
tissue)<br><br>
Rabies Vaccine Adsorbed<br>
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals<br>
1-800-366-8900 ext. 5231<br>
produced using betapropiolactone, aluminum phosphate, sodium, ethylmercurithiosalicylate (thimerosal), phenol red<br>
medium: fetal rhesus monkey lung cells<br><br><a href="http:/vaccines/ingredients1.html" target="_blank">http://www.*********/vaccines/ingredients1.html</a><br><br>
Alot of people use religious exemption based on human diploid cells but I dont know if they would give the first vax listed or the second. The first one has human diploid but the second doesnt.<br><br>
With the second I would be very leery of anything with monkey cells. I am paranoid because of the whole Sv40 thing.
 

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Thanks so much for the ingredient list and the forms. I hope it is not too awkward, as I am quite excited about the job.<br><br>
If I am working with rabies infected tissue, how likely is it that I could contract rabies? It is interesting that I will be working with a lot worse, but I only need a rabies vax.<br><br>
Thanks again!<br><br>
Clover
 
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