2014-11-09

nurses outing flu vaccine

11.4: news.pol/healthcare/nurses outing flu vaccine:
healthimpactnews.com is quoting nurse's 
letter to Boston Globe editor:
The flu vaccine is only 59 percent effective
and carries with it serious health risks,
which are not disclosed to those receiving it.
As of November 2013,
the Federal Adverse Events Reporting System
has received 93,000 reports of reactions,
hospitalizations, injuries and deaths
following flu vaccinations. These include 1,080 deaths,
8,888 hospitalizations and 1,811 related disabilities.
Nurses are more aware than the general public
of this data, and many do not feel that
the low effective rate of the vaccine
warrants the health risk.
This is so much more than the "pet peeve"
described by the Massachusetts Hospital Association.