Mandating vaccine good
Questions about safety and claims of personal preference are understandable.
Given the outstanding efficacy and safety record of approved influenza vaccines, our overriding concern then, as health care workers, should be the interests of our patients, not our own sensibilities about mandates.
In furtherance of that tradition, on August 13 the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council adopted a regulation recommended by the New York State Health Department making approved annual influenza vaccinations mandatory, unless medically contraindicated, for health care workers in hospitals, outpatient clinics and home care services.
It then addresses some of these issues in the context of vaccine safety.by Claire Dwoskin, Founder, Childrens Medical Safety Research Institute Special to Health Impact News When you are sick, injured or just need a check-up, you trust that your doctor is giving you valid, conflict-free, evidence-based advice on what is best for your health.The last thing you want to believe is that your doctor is putting a drug company’s interests, or their own, over your health.Since diseases may be brought into the United States by Americans who travel abroad or from people visiting areas with current disease outbreaks it's important that your children are vaccinated." Pew Research Center, in an article by Monica Anderson, MA, Research Analyst at Pew Research Center, in a Feb.2, 2015 article "Young Adults More Likely to Say Vaccinating Kids Should Be Parental Choice," available at pewresearch.org, stated: Overall, 68% of U. adults say childhood vaccinations should be required, while 30% say parents should be able to decide.