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Mandatory Flu Shots. Will You Take One?
Associated Content by Yahoo ^ | Sept. 9th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld

Posted on 09/09/2010 7:33:01 AM PDT by stillafreemind

Or will your decision be based more on the premise that you have a right to dictate what happens to your body? You may think that your freedoms are being impinged by the mandatory part of the flu shot. What if the mandatory shot to save your job turned into a mandatory shot for your entire family in order to save your job?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Local News
KEYWORDS: flu; jobs; mandatory; shots
The word mandatory always gives me great pause.
1 posted on 09/09/2010 7:33:04 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

they’ll get a mandatory double bird from me.

every time i get a flu shot, i catch the flu 2 or 3 times that year. no thanks.


2 posted on 09/09/2010 7:34:33 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: stillafreemind

NO one can force me to get a flu shot. Period.


3 posted on 09/09/2010 7:35:35 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: stillafreemind

It’s that time of year again. They’re plotting against us, wanting to infect us with flu shots. Who? THEY. Cuz...well, just cuz.


4 posted on 09/09/2010 7:36:41 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: SumProVita

Ve haf Vays!


5 posted on 09/09/2010 7:36:55 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: theDentist

Same here. I have only gotten sick once in the ten years since my last flu shot.

Hubby stopped last year after I urged him to skip it. He used to get sick a day or two every year after getting the shot. The health professionals all would say that was a coincidence. Then why was he fine last season?


6 posted on 09/09/2010 7:39:19 AM PDT by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: stillafreemind

“Mandatory Flu Shots. Will You Take One?”

Not a chance in hell.


7 posted on 09/09/2010 7:39:53 AM PDT by Grunthor (My coffee creamer is fat free because I am not.)
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To: stillafreemind

Even worse are false choices. You can take the shot or you can be unemployable. Your “choice”.


8 posted on 09/09/2010 7:40:33 AM PDT by DManA
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To: basil

So do I!!! ;-))


9 posted on 09/09/2010 7:40:41 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: stillafreemind

Nope


10 posted on 09/09/2010 7:40:50 AM PDT by fml
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To: stillafreemind
Will new health care "ideas" turn into mandatory rules? In order for you to keep a job, will you have to be screened for tobacco, fatty foods, reach a mandatory number on cholesterol, blood pressure and body fat?

A friend in the health care field has recently been required to give his employer information about his BMI, LDL & HDL, BP, etc. The HIPPA fight is on-going.

11 posted on 09/09/2010 7:40:53 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: Grunthor

I’m with you. We don’t take the shots either. But..if I were working for a large hospital facility and they said it was mandatory to take the flu shot OR lose my job. I would be irate, but food has to go on the table.


12 posted on 09/09/2010 7:42:23 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

Haven’t had one since the government ordered me to take a swine flu shot in 78 when they had excess serum and no swine flu epidemic. I was sick the whole weekend, the one weekend a month I didn’t have to stand duty in port.


13 posted on 09/09/2010 7:44:30 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: stillafreemind

Companies around the country are not hiring smokers, this isn’t a far leap to ban or fire people who will not partake of the shots.


14 posted on 09/09/2010 7:47:28 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: stillafreemind

In all my 77 years I’ve never had a flu shot. Never had those DPT shots when a child either. I had the diseases instead. As far as I know, I’ve never had the flu. Hubby gets the shot every year and gets the flu every year. I don’t even catch it from him. Iron-clad immune system and Vit.C keeps me cold free.


15 posted on 09/09/2010 7:48:59 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: FourPeas

Why would they need to know his BMI, cholesterol, BP, etc? Do they think he’s going to transmit those to patients?!?


16 posted on 09/09/2010 7:50:48 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: stillafreemind

remember that swine flu is included with the regular flu shot this year - not that anyone here is getting a shot, but remind the fence-sitters what is in it!


17 posted on 09/09/2010 7:51:39 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: stillafreemind

NOPE


18 posted on 09/09/2010 7:54:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: stillafreemind

Haven’t had a flu shot in over 30 years. Haven’t had the flu either in over 30 years.


19 posted on 09/09/2010 7:54:59 AM PDT by shiva
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To: stillafreemind

It’s mandatory in the military every year, same as an HIV test and a urinalysis, etc. Should be the same for all citizenry that get paid by the Federal Government.


20 posted on 09/09/2010 7:56:35 AM PDT by strider44
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To: stillafreemind

Hell no.


21 posted on 09/09/2010 7:59:15 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (I can see November from my house)
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To: stillafreemind
As long as Thimerosal is used as a preservative NO WAY
22 posted on 09/09/2010 8:01:30 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Boogieman

It has to do with a “healthy” kick of the investors. They then provide counselors for those who they consider at risk of serious health problems. The justification is that the employer provides health insurance and therefore has a vested interest in having healthy employees to lower health care costs. Sounds like a mini-Obama care, huh?


23 posted on 09/09/2010 8:03:36 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: stillafreemind

Or a mandatory implant in each of your children to show that they have been vaccinated or reduce the cost of tracking them should they get lost or kidnapped?


24 posted on 09/09/2010 8:04:50 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: stillafreemind

NO!


25 posted on 09/09/2010 8:05:16 AM PDT by democratsaremyenemy
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To: stillafreemind

Nope!

Last year’s “flu” scam was just that - a scam. It proved that the government, WHO, UN, and all the other idiots are incompetent. I will NOT let the incompetent fools in the government dictate what medicine I choose to take or not take. If they want to try to force me to take it, I’ll use whatever force is necessary to defend myself.


26 posted on 09/09/2010 8:05:30 AM PDT by meyer (Our own government has become our enemy,...)
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To: libertarian27

Yep, or if their BMI, BP, cholesterol, or whatever are out of The Acceptable Range.


27 posted on 09/09/2010 8:07:21 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: stillafreemind
if I were working for a large hospital facility and they said it was mandatory to take the flu shot OR lose my job. I would be irate, but food has to go on the table.

I think that would be grounds for creating false documentation stating that I had, in fact, gotten the flu shot when in reality, I had not.

28 posted on 09/09/2010 8:07:59 AM PDT by meyer (Our own government has become our enemy,...)
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To: stillafreemind
As long as my nurse has the proper equipment!


29 posted on 09/09/2010 8:09:38 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: stillafreemind

Will I take one? NOPE!


30 posted on 09/09/2010 8:13:16 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: stillafreemind

I don’t do ANYTHING if they tell me ir’s mandantory. Cooperation empowers them to get bigger and more intrusive.


31 posted on 09/09/2010 1:35:48 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: SumProVita

I hear you!


32 posted on 09/09/2010 3:56:24 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: stillafreemind

Imho, this would be assault.


33 posted on 09/09/2010 3:57:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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