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Forcing Flu Shots on Health Care Workers: Who Is Next?

Barb loe fisher By Barbara Loe Fisher
Doctors at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are ordering all employees to get a flu shot every year or be sent home for two weeks without pay to “think about it.” Anyone, who still refuses to get a flu shot after that, is fired.
60 percent of all U.S. health care professionals don’t want to get an annual flu shot, which matches the number of Americans, who choose not to get a flu shot, even in pandemic years. Surveys reveal that health care providers know that influenza vaccine can cause nasty, unexpected side effects for some people, like paralysis and convulsions.
Not Just Doctors & Nurses: Everyone
But that has not stopped medical organizations from launching a national crusade to force everyone employed in a “healthcare setting” to get a flu shot every year, whether they have direct contact with patients or not. That’s right. Not just doctors and nurses, but every single person who has anything to do with the health care facility, including students, volunteers, and contract workers. An exception could be made if the doctors in charge approve a “medical exemption” to vaccination, which, today, is about as hard to get as a job.
It is not a pretty sight to watch doctors acting more like thugs than healers. When doctors threaten people with financial ruin for refusing to shut up and salute smartly, there is something wrong.
Trust is replaced with fear and anger. People start asking questions. Questions like: Who will be threatened and punished next for refusing a flu shot?
The answer is YOU, me, and every American. We are next in line because when doctors trade in their white coats for military uniforms, going after their own is just the first step on the road to going after the rest of us. If this latest power grab is allowed to set precedent in America, the only question in the future will be: how many vaccines will we be forced to take or lose our jobs, our health insurance, our right to enter a hospital, or receive medical care, or get on a plane, or check into a hotel if we can’t prove we have gotten vaccinated?
1905 U.S. Supreme Court Sets Up Vaccine Pushing & Profit-Making

Vaccine mandates are nothing new in America. After smallpox outbreaks  disfigured or killed up to one third of those infected during the 17th and 18th centuries, in 1905 the U.S. Supreme Court gave permission to states to pass laws requiring smallpox vaccination. Since then, that precedent setting Supreme Court case, Jacobsen v Massachusetts, has become a kind of holy scripture for public health officials, who have used it to persuade state legislators to pass a whole slew of new vaccine laws barring children from going to school unless they prove they have been injected with dozens of doses of vaccines for infectious diseases that do not come close to being as deadly or contagious as smallpox.
So, even though the 1905 Supreme Court legal opinion was about Americans getting one or two smallpox vaccinations, since then it has been used by doctors to wage an evangelistic crusade to smack down all microorganisms associated with infectious disease by calling on 300 million Americans to be injected with multiple vaccines from day of birth to year of death. This, of course, has created a lucrative boondoggle for pharmaceutical corporations seeking a guaranteed, liability-free market for every new vaccine licensed and sold in America, the third largest nation in the world, which helps these companies finance and develop huge global markets as well. In 2009 alone, multi-national corporations took home profits of $2.8 billion dollars in influenza vaccine sales.
Utilitarianism, Eugenics & Forced Sterilization
What most people don’t realize is that those long dead US Supreme Court judges used a pseudo ethic, utilitarianism, to justify their legal opinion that vaccination should be forced in America. Utilitarianism, which argues that an action is moral if it results in the “greatest good for the greatest number of people,” was quite popular at the turn of the 20th century……Click HERE to watch a video and read the entire commentary with live links to references.


Jenny Allan

Two years ago, in the UK, I received a H1N1 flu jab. I got a 'normal' flu jab in the other arm at the same time. In the UK over 65's and persons with certain health conditions get a free annual flu jab. I had no ill effects from these vaccines, apart from a sore arm caused by the oily adjuvent,(squalene), which the nurse pre warned me about.

Later, I found out that less than 25% of all UK health care workers had agreed to have the H1N1 jab. They all knew that the squalene adjuvent had not been properly tested and had been 'rushed through' without sufficient clinical trials. Later still I found out that persons in my generation 60+ were almost certainly already protected from most elements of swine flu anyway.

If I had been given an INFORMED choice, I would have chosen to have the 'normal' flu jab only. For the two sessions 2010 and 2011 the H1N1 flu element has been incorporated into the 'normal' flu jab-sans squalene.

I get angry when I hear about doctors and nurses, who ARE informed about vaccine risks, making sure that they do not inflict unnecessary or unsafe vaccines on themselves and their OWN families. The MMR is a case in point. It is still possible to obtain monovalent vaccines privately.

If healthcare workers are unhappy about being forced to undergo vaccinations themselves, then they should not be joining in the 'vaccines are safe' mantra inflicted on the rest of us.


I take care of the poor SICK people who have had the FLU SHOTS and some have even had to go to the ER they were SO SICK! 2 people said they were diagnosed with MS after receiving a FLU shot! I took care of a child who developed whooping cough after getting the vaccine! I see my fellow employees getting sick, real sick after getting the Flu shot! Why does an employer want to inflict sickness on employees? And because I refuse I'm threatened with getting FIRED because I didn't take the shot and I have to wear a damn mask for the next 4 mos. This is BS! People, in 2009 the profit in FLU vaccines was 2.8 billion dollars! Do we care about our health or making a drug company rich? Wake Up America! Learn to say NO!

Kim Marcucci

i was told today that i need to get a flu shot and if i do not that i will have to wear a mask from December to the end of April and to top it off go to a mandatory educational class. REALLY!!!!!! I have worked in the health care field for many years and have seen fellow employees get the vaccine and get sick. I am told, " Thats because the flu was already in the body' BULL@%$#, Thats what i say. How dare you tell me what and what not to put in my body. Oh and the kicker is so our facility could reach the DPH goal of 90% vaccine rate. HOW SAD


Is it a empty threat?
Some times they threaten, and if you are slow about that flu shot it seems that it just never really comes to a head and is forgotten.

That is what my daughter a nurse did this year, after she had her reaction to one last year.


Illinois Hospital already forcing for mandatory flu vaccine. I refuse mandatory flu vaccination. I was suspended with outpay. If I did not take flu shot within days well be terminated by Resurrection Health Care.

Still InAmercia

Einstein hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. has now jump on board with informing employees that next year the flu vaccine will be mandatory!! And yes, this year employees will have to wear a mask if they decline, so you will stand out from the rest of the drones who just agree to do whatever they are told to do out of FEAR.Why not arm bands? Fear of losing your job, your livelihood. SHAME ON YOU EINSTEIN Health care ,for singling people out for not complying to give up their Constitutional Rights of Life, Liberty and Freedom!! Liberty means Freedom of Choice, to be able to choose what you want to put in your own body!!!!! And yes this is how it starts....IT IS CALLED what is next America?.....once we start letting employers strip people of their rights out of fear...... what's stopping anyone else??? Get a lawyer people and stand up for you rights!! Once Healthcare systems are slammed with LAWSUITS maybe they will stop being BULLIES!!! There are twenty- five or more strains of flu out there... the flu vaccine only targets about five...SO ...why should people get the vaccine when the Pharmaceutical company didn't know which ones may pop up this year. You may still contract one of the other twenty strains!!!! And if they come up with thousand more vaccines to guard against who knows what.... are we all going to stand in line for them too...without questioning our rights???


I am no longer driving my duaghter to her work place, she is getting better with her bout of vaccine injury this past summer.

I saw her off this morning at 6:00. As she got in the car she said;
"Mom, I don't think I can get out of that flu shot, they are going to require us to take it."

"But you are a mental health nurse?" I replied. "You have to stick to your guns and just tell them no."

"They said that if we get sick and we don't have the flu shot they won't pay of sick days." she said.

I will have to ask her if those sick days just means for a cold/flu, or if you have an accident from not sleeping and operate on your hand???

What am I going to do with her? I told her that the nurse at our local emergency hospital were I went to get my hand cleaned out and stitched just last week says she does not take flu shots???? If she has the right to refuse so does my daughter. But, I am not sure I daughter is mentally stable enough to say no to them. She will talk down any adolescent boy into doing what she thinks he needs to do, and for that matter has her mother twisted around her finger too, but someone over her in a work place and she is a marshmellow.

Cherry Sperlin Misra

"Parents are bombarded with false stories of danger of vaccines" - so says Dr. Paul Offit.
Sorry, Paul, Its a little different- Parents are bombarding us with stories of what happened to their kids after vaccines.
When I first got interested in vaccines, it seemed to me that people did not listen to me because they looked around themselves and saw that all kids were healthy. The fact is that people make up their minds not by what other people say, but by what they see with their own eyes.But then things changed: When parents see their child get asthma; when they see their child get diabetes; when they see so many kids with ADD and Dyslexia; when their friend has an autistic child; they do start thinking for themselves, instead of just listening to YOU. And when they learn that the polio which they had right after they got the polio vaccine, was actually caused by the vaccine, and when they realize that their childs Kawasaki Disease or Thrombocytopenia followed soon after the MMR or mercury -laden vaccines, they do the most dreaded thing of all- They approach their computer, turn it on and start Googling.
Paul, you had better stick to talking to the doctors. They will listen to you; they are too busy to sit in parks or watch the kids in the playgrounds, and listen to the endless moms' stories of sick children.

RN Mommy

The hospital I work at has not yet made this mandatory but I noticed hospital "bucks" were give if you got the shot. These can be used in the cafeteria, gift shop, etc. A coworker informed me that another local hospital has made it mandatory. Guess I will be looking for another job if it becomes mandatory for me. I do have and IgG egg allergy that is off the chart, wonder if that will gain me exemption? I think I won over a coworker tonight though. She brought asked me about the shot and I got to share. :)


WILLIE - You are not alone in this view!

Personally, I will not willingly be vaccinated ever again. As usual, you've expressed it perfectly and succinctly. IT IS ALL BULLSHIT.


Sarah made an inspired comment today at another AoA thread, which I'll take the liberty of quoting:

"Offit and his ilk need to back waaaayyy the #@%$ off! Who do they think they are?

Dr. Offit, stay out of my life, my kids life, our bodies, our health...inject yourself all you want but leave us alone!

These vaccine zealots are absolutely demonic in their need for control over our health. If they have access to our health, then they'll have even mre control over us. Don't give them an inch!

Resist now!

I feel like we're living in the a bad science fiction movie only the mad doctor is real..."

I would add that we are very near the tipping point. Vaccine madness has got to stop.


Gotta love you, Willie. Is there any way for you to come out publicly without destroying your livlihood? We can always hope.

And of course, Yes,vaccines DO cause autism.



A hospital that I am on staff at asked me in a written format if I had had more vaccinations and boosters and I responded in the same written format.

They had a number of options to choose from none of which was totally appropriate so I wrote in my own and it went something like this " I do not and will not ever get vaccinated for any thing again because vaccines are a fraud so please do not ask me again"

If they do ask me again I will sue them for harrasment and perpetrating fraudulent science.

Never Ever vaccinate again it is ALL BULLSHIT


flu flyer

Suggestion: please post a PDF of a flyer on your website that we can download and distribute. A "What you should know" list of facts about the flu shot (including info. about thimerosal).


Here’s an article titled “Offit: Children’s vaccines are vital” by Erica Teichert at FierceVaccines on October 7, 2010.

"Parents are bombarded with false stories about the dangers of vaccines, and the result is that some are backing away from vaccinating their children," said Offit, chief of infectious diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "This is tragic because it leaves children vulnerable to deadly disease, and it lowers the immunity of the entire community."

Offit’s views are positively frightening. He is a totally conflicted PharmaWhore. There is nothing quasi about it. I hold him accountable for my vaccine-injured siblings. The harm that he has personally wrought upon society is incalculable.


Theodora, I have a horror story concerning chicken pox this week. My cousin's child received varicella vaccine about two weeks ago, he's 14 mo. old, in a few days he broke out in chicken pox, which in one day developed into full blown mrsa. He was critical all week, today it looks like he may recover. We continue to pray.


As a health care worker in the State of Texas, I have been offered a flu shot, but never felt pressured to have one. Even as a pediatric RN, working with high risk kiddos, I have never once been asked by an employer to have one.

However, I am moving to Virginia in the Spring, and I am researching this carefully. I don't like that Virginia does not have a "conscientious" objection to vaccines but I can live with the "religious" one, provided it will allow me to continue my refusal to be injected with that crap.

The flu shot will not prevent the flu. Proper diet, adequate Vit D, Vit C, adequate rest, regular exercise along with proper hand washing, and common sense will!


This link was inadvertently omitted from my last comment. Sorry.

“Mandatory Vaccination Is An Assault On Individual Liberty” by Attorney Jonathan Emord on October 12, 2009.

An article titled "Mandating flu vaccine for health care workers" by Dr Meryl Nass, MD on September 24, 2010, is directly on point.

Dr Gregory A. Poland ought to be invited to a private showing of Dr Horowitz's controversial new film.

“Autism Epidemic: Dr. Horowitz’s Submission to Congress”

Shiny Happy Person

@ Frank: "Those in lab coats would attribute that to ignorance or fear, or some other base emotion."

Amen - and ironically it's another shining example of the hypocrisy - fear and ignorance are exactly what they exploit to move the product. Run, don't walk.


Medimmune has an interesting portfolio which includes “FluMist” and “Synagis”. Pharma has a “cure” and “preventative” for every imaginable “bug” and every “season”. Even for “bugs” that haven’t as yet mutated or evolved or recombined. Even an inoculation for every conceivable “cancer” known to man. Whoa, wait just a minute...pleeease! Let’s slow down and think this out clearly. Is there any logic to this completely unregulated and unaccountable march to pharma’s drum beat? Pharma, PharmaWhores, Orthodox Medicine? Have they become one in the same?

Any bets on how long it takes pharma to insert RSV inoculation into the vaccine schedules?

“How the Mass Media in the U.S. Created Flu Hysteria and Helped Drive the Vaccine Markets for the Makers of FluMist and Fluzone” by Dr Sherri Tenpenny on October 25, 2004.

“Mandatory Vaccination Is An Assault On Individual Liberty” by Attorney Jonathan Emord on October 12, 2009.


Early this year, I was happy to see that many Americans refused to get the flu shot.

Think about this: Many refused even though they were told over and over and over again by the government that The End was nigh.

Those in lab coats would attribute that to ignorance or fear, or some other base emotion.

I was not ignorant or afraiad - I was informed and I refused, both for myself and for my children.

Shiny Happy Person

Meanwhile, in a similar "campaign" a few years back, just North of the border....

"It's a human-rights issue," said Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. "It's like any medication or vaccination. You cannot impose it on workers, and you cannot impose it on a community."

"We think there should be informed consent," [CMA president Dr. Robert] Ouellet said in an interview. "Everyone should have the right to refuse a vaccination if they think it's not right for them."

Waddaya know - nurses and doctors saying no to mandating flu shots, basing their opinion on the premise that this is a violation of basic human rights. Saying that vaccines should be treated like any other medication in that regard. What a concept. Contrast with PA, where the "medical professionals", at least those at CHOP, operate in a human / constitutional rights vacuum. How ironic that this charge is being led in Philly. Did the crack in the Liberty Bell just get a bit bigger? Maybe the Bell needs a re-cast for a 3rd time:

"Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof - except CHOP employees - and maybe others - TBD...
Pass, Stow, Offit."

This is quasi-fascist bullsh$t and should not be tolerated by any free republic, regardless of anyone's stance on any particular vaccine(s).

Theodora Trudorn

You know I remember from when I was little that back then, no one was greatly worried about the chicken pox. I was told that once you have had it, you don't get it again and it is best to have it young.

No one I knew got shots for the chicken pox. Most of my class mates got it at one time or another at around kindergarten age. I remember oatmeal baths, socks being taped over my hands so I would stop scratching, and kalimine lotion.

I remember being itchy as hell, but other than that, being just fine.

Could somebody please tell me when chicken pox became such a dreaded ordeal that they had to create a shot for it? That's like getting a shot to prevent getting a cold!!

Come on folks, common sense dictates!

Deb in IL

anonymous said: A comment.

Health care workers are to be vaccinated it is said, because they harbor the flu virus and can pass it on to susceptible individuals in the hospital.

Query: Why is there NO recommendation with respect to live flu vaccine versus inactivated? Clearly, giving a live flu vaccine to a HCW would have the potential to spread the virus to susceptible individuals throughout the hospital or clinic setting. The hospital is full of immune compromised individuals during flu season and most nurses and doctors are too smart to not figure out this is total BS.

It makes perfect sense to me. Medicine is a business, and not a business to cure, but to manage a sickness. See Cancer and Diabetes.
The flu shot to a health care worker can then spread to the sick patients, causing them to be sicker, longer, and therefore, they make more money off of the illnesses.

My boys recently had the chicken pox. Exposure coicided with the first day of school, and I suspect someone recently had a live virus vaccine to be up-to-date on shots. Guess what - the medical field didn't make ANY money off my kids. Medicine did make money off the ones who got the shot.


The “Bug Hunters” at Merck, GSK, and Novartis never rest. We can all sleep soundly at night knowing that they are looking out for OUR best interests and OUR safety.

“Biggest biomedical centre in Europe researching ‘killer diseases’ besides Europe’s biggest train terminal”

Theodora Trudorn

I am glad to report that my state has not yet mandated that employees who work for the Department of Mental Health get the shot. They do, however, provide various shots for $20 and give them here at the office for those who are wanting to get them, which is in and of itself disturbing.

Has no one ever heard of Vitamin C?! Seriously, it's that simple! Wash your hands frequently and take Vitamin C daily during flu season. Doesn't have any real draw backs and it builds the immune system. This just makes me glad my mom is knowledgable with such things!!

That and I love my herbs and my vitamins! I'm drinking an herbal tea right now with chamomile, ginko biloboa, green tea leaves, and feverfew tops to promote healthy brain activity, stress relief, and spasm relief! I fixed it English style, with cream and a couple spoonfuls of Splenta. :)

That and some Vitamin C will keep anyone healthy!


With all the great "reality shows" on television, could it be time for the Dr. Nancy / Dr. Offit "Vaccine Flu-shot Show" at CHOPS ?? Seems they could find a few Pharma sponsors. What a great way to spotlight the hospital.

The CHOPS health care workers would be lined up and shot one way or the other so they are not a threat to the "rest of the herd."

Dr. Nancy & Offit could take 8 or 10 Thimerosal flu shots each to demonstrate the dose given to a six month infant.

Dr. Offit could be dressed in a "bring the children unto me" outfit, and then Dr. Nancy would jab the little rascals with the six or seven shots as needed to be current with the CDC schedule. Pictures of bad parents with signs and t-shirts could be shown in the background.

Dr. Offit could promote his "bad science/ bad medicine" book. If promoted properly, the TV ratings would look to be very good.


A comment.

Health care workers are to be vaccinated it is said, because they harbor the flu virus and can pass it on to susceptible individuals in the hospital.

Query: Why is there NO recommendation with respect to live flu vaccine versus inactivated? Clearly, giving a live flu vaccine to a HCW would have the potential to spread the virus to susceptible individuals throughout the hospital or clinic setting. The hospital is full of immune compromised individuals during flu season and most nurses and doctors are too smart to not figure out this is total BS.


Sounds like they need to band together and get some attorneys. That is totally Orwellian!! No thank you!


Vaccine market worth $52bn in 2016

"Global vaccine revenues will be $52bn (€36.2bn) in 2016, more than double the total for 2009, driven by new products and indication expansions of established therapies, according to a report."

Pharma has a lot of money riding on vaccines, looks like they want to ensure a good return hence the mandate.

"Greed is good"- Gordon Gekko



Why has government seemingly, if not actually, abandoned us to corporate interests? Why do we have to learn this on our own?

“Thimerosal Neurotoxicity is Associated with Glutathione Depletion: Protection with Glutathione Precursors” by S.J. James, et al, in NeuroToxicology 26 (2005) 1-8.

"...Protection with Glutathione Precursors"!!! WOW! Sure does sound like there's an important role here for homeopathy.

We are what we eat! We can't let pharma and their minions implement Codex Alimentarius in this country! The vaccine schedules can be likened to “food”. Pharma wants to put vaccine into our “food” without INFORMED CONSENT and without NOTICE. If you control the food supply, you control the population.

John Stone

This is the link for David Burd's article:


"To make people have these vaccines is just authoritarian bullying and has no justification in hard science."

Well stated, John Stone. "just authoritarian bullying". I hope that's all it is. It's authoritarian bullying, at the very least. To me, mandated jabs and denial of INFORMED CONSENT, is the single biggest issue in public health today. This is the front line in the conflict over global vaccine policy which I refer to as "vaccine madness". The immediacy of the issue will not go away. It's reached a crisis. It was completely out of control, last year, with the pandemic flu fraud and hysteria of 2009. This year is shaping-up to be even worse. At its base, is the issue of God-given natural rights, freedom of religion, imminent risk of injury, and clear and present danger of government-mandated inoculations.

The PharmaWhores handiwork is VERY evident in this year's flu campaign.

"Shameless flu shot pushers use strip clubs to entice people into medically useless vaccinations" by Mike Adams on October 6, 2010.

It's still early in their campaign. We ALL face a very tenuous "flu" season. They will push VERY hard for "flu" shot mandates of the entire population, not just healthcare workers. No one will be spared pharma's bullying, intimidation, and threats. It's government-sanctioned extortion of the masses. I hope that each of the U.S. Supreme Court justices have given serious thought to the issue of vaccine mandates. The issue will be raised. It's a virtual certainty.

david burd

Barbara, Thanks for fearlessly blowing the whistle as you have. You've saved so many with your efforts.

John Stone, thanks, it's extremely pertinent your telling of the Cochrane Collaboration saying 200 pathogens cause respiratory illness, what the CDC calls "influenza like illness" and labeled "ILI" on the CDC Flu website charts/graphs, that the mainstream media (and CDC officials) then propagandize into annual "35,000 flu-caused deaths", when in fact it is down around 1,200 annual "flu-associated" deaths.

And even many of these 1,200 fatalities are in my analysis (I've written here on AoA) caused by the nucleoside analogue drug called Ribavirin, a cancer chemotherapy drug never used for cancer because of its lethality. I have abundantly documented how this godawful drug has crept in to be recommended in many medical-drug guides for its "antiviral" effects. Yes, that's true, but Ribavirin is profoundly anti-cellular and should be banned forever.

As Barbara notes, Health Care Workers know how dangerous flu vaccines are. Compounding this, after the vaccine literally causes flu-symptoms, infants and young children and elderly taken to hospitals may then be poisoned with Ribavirin.

John Stone

This is entirely about the pharmaceutical industry having a captive market for its products. In the case of flu vaccines the products are not only potentially unsafe they are also completely useless, as was established earlier this year by Cochrane in its review 'Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults':-

"Over 200 viruses cause influenza and influenza-like illness which produce the same symptoms (fever, headache, aches and pains, cough and runny noses). Without laboratory tests, doctors cannot tell the two illnesses apart. Both last for days and rarely lead to death or serious illness. At best, vaccines might be effective against only influenza A and B, which represent about 10% of all circulating viruses. Each year, the World Health Organization recommends which viral strains should be included in vaccinations for the forthcoming season.

"Authors of this review assessed all trials that compared vaccinated people with unvaccinated people. The combined results of these trials showed that under ideal conditions (vaccine completely matching circulating viral configuration) 33 healthy adults need to be vaccinated to avoid one set of influenza symptoms. In average conditions (partially matching vaccine) 100 people need to be vaccinated to avoid one set of influenza symptoms. Vaccine use did not affect the number of people hospitalised or working days lost but caused one case of Guillian-Barré syndrome (a major neurological condition leading to paralysis) for every one million vaccinations. Fifteen of the 36 trials were funded by vaccine companies and four had no funding declaration. Our results may be an optimistic estimate because company-sponsored influenza vaccines trials tend to produce results favorable to their products and some of the evidence comes from trials carried out in ideal viral circulation and matching conditions and because the harms evidence base is limited."

To make people have these vaccines is just authoritarian bullying and has no justification in hard science.

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