Health Impact News As 2014 begins to unfold, it is becoming clear that the medical care industry is facing a crisis.We have already reported about how many doctors are refusing to participate in the new Obamacare health insurance exchanges (See: Seven out of every 10 Physicians in California are Rebelling against Obamacare). Congress gave them total legal immunity in 1986, and that law was upheld by the U. If you are injured or killed by a vaccine, you must hire an attorney and fight tax-funded government attorneys to seek damages, as you cannot sue the drug manufacturers. citizen, by law, cannot sue a pharmaceutical company for damages resulting from vaccines. There is a special “vaccine court” called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program that is funded through a tax on vaccines.In Maryland alone, 36 hospitals have already adopted a mandatory influenza vaccination policy, with four more planning to implement this season. All Johns Hopkins Medicine entities have adopted a mandatory vaccination policy. The mandatory influenza vaccination program applies to all individuals, employees, faculty, staff, residents and fellows, temporary workers, trainees, volunteers, students, vendors and voluntary medical staff, regardless of employer, who provide services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas, including acute and chronic care hospitals, outpatient facilities and clinics.Each Johns Hopkins Medicine entity defines specific covered personnel in its policy depending on entity operations. These are defined by the physical or recognized borders of acute and chronic care hospitals, clinics or other sites where clinical operations occur.) The trend towards losing nurses over the mandatory flu vaccine has continued this flu season, in 2013-2014.For example, Dreonna Breton, a registered nurse in Pennsylvania, lost her job recently due to refusing the vaccine based on medical reasons.
Overall, voluntary programs have not been effective at markedly increasing vaccination rates.
Most of the settlements for injuries due to the flu shot were for Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
Other flu vaccine injuries included: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Rheumatoid arthritis, Shingles, Brachial plexus neuropathy, Bell’s Palsy, Brachial neuritis, Transverse myelitis, Lichenoid drug eruption, and Narcolepsy.
Experienced nurses across the United States are choosing to lose their jobs rather than submit to forced mandatory flu vaccinations.
This began last flu season, in 2012, and we reported many stories of brave nurses standing up for their rights and refusing to submit to mandatory flu vaccinations as a requirement to keeping their jobs.
Health Impact News Editor The June 2014 report from the Department of Justice on damages paid by the U. Government to vaccine victims was recently published on the U. 78 cases were awarded settlements for vaccine injuries, with 55 of the settlements being for the flu shot, including one death.