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    One of the main AVN people is a nurse with QLD health - she makes a big deal of pointing out they they can't be forced as there are CO for medical staff as well. There was also a doctor on their Facebook page once defending their right to choose. Terrible!

    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    I did not know this...probably because ALL of my medical colleagues are vaccinated, and it's never been an issue. As a doctor in a hospital, you still have to apply for the position and be "employed" by the hospital. I'd put money on the hospital rejecting your application for "other reasons" if they found out you were a CO. Definitely not good for the hospital's public image if they knowlingly employed someone potentially infectious with a VPD wandering around the wards!!

    I cannot speak for the Nursing profession, obviously.

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    Run, runaway!!
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    One of our local MCHNs is a staunch anti vaxxer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    One of the main AVN people is a nurse with QLD health - she makes a big deal of pointing out they they can't be forced as there are CO for medical staff as well. There was also a doctor on their Facebook page once defending their right to choose. Terrible!
    Good Lord! How embarassing for them.

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    I know right. I don't know what is scarier - the fact that she is unvaxxed or the fact that she doesn't believe in science!!

    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Good Lord! How embarassing for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I know right. I don't know what is scarier - the fact that she is unvaxxed or the fact that she doesn't believe in science!!
    I am tipping that neither of them attended their Infectious Diseases or Immunology lectures!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajimum View Post
    I completely get where you are coming from...and I do re-evaluate my stance on this often. Your points make sense and I can see why people think the way they do on forced vacc. I just can't get my head around forcing people to have an injection against their will - it's over stepping the line of bodily autonomy for me at this point.
    Yes, I agree sajimum.

    It is an interesting discussion, and there are many good arguments made in this thread for compulsory vaccination, but it still doesn't sit right with me.

    Like I said, I am a vaxxer, so I'm not anti vax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    but it still doesn't sit right with me.
    Me neither - it's a pity we even have to contemplate it- in a perfect world, people would see the overwhelming medical evidence and the fact that almost all scientist and doctors agree - vaccines are safe and effective - and they would vaccinate themselves and their kids. Then we wouldn't even have to talk about bleeding vaccines!

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    It doesn't sit "right" with me, but not vaccinating and putting people are risk (willingly) sits even more "wrong" if that makes sense at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    I don't think you should allow people who CHOOSE not to vax to send their children to school with potentially vulnerable children. I also think its disgusting that ANYONE who comes into contact professionally with people who are medically unable to vaccinate or are not yet fully protected (newborns etc) should have to vaccinate as part of the job description. If they don't want to they can find a different job.
    Yeah it's sort of similar to that old man on the plan that opened a bag of nuts despite everyone being told there was a kid with a severe nut allergy on board... And the little girl had a bad reaction and had to have an injection.

    Selfish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Yeah it's sort of similar to that old man on the plan that opened a bag of nuts despite everyone being told there was a kid with a severe nut allergy on board... And the little girl had a bad reaction and had to have an injection.

    Selfish...
    That'd be more like sending your child with a VPD into a group of non vaccinated kids imo.


 

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