Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines

Blog and writings for members and non-members of those who do not support forced vaccination in the workplace.


Ohio Residents- Call to Action!

***ATTENTION OHIO RESIDENTS***

Recently, one of our board members along with a group of her peers met with Representative Christina Hagan (Ohio House District 50) regarding legislative action that will end mandatory flu vaccines for healthcare workers. This was a big step in this battle but now it is your turn.

We need you to write to your representatives and senators to tell them that you want them to take legislative action against flu vaccine mandates for healthcare workers. Tell them that you want a bill that will protect your right to decline a flu vaccine and that it should include such language that: No organizational entity or employer shall be permitted to discharge, refuse to hire, or otherwise that may discriminate against any person with respect to participation, hire, tenure, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, joining, volunteering or any matter directly or indirectly related to the entity or to the employer on the basis that the person has not or will not receive a vaccination or any other elective medical intervention into that person’s body.

The best way to communicate with them is through hard copy letters (even hand written!) sent via the US Postal Service, through fax and, calls made to their offices. Email IS NOT the best way to communicate with them.

It is important to note that legislative action is needed to protect the personal and civil rights of the Ohio workers who are being subjected to an employer mandatory medical procedure to maintain their employment.

In Ohio there are several employers who have instituted mandatory yearly influenza vaccination requirement of its employees and of other personnel on the employer’s site. This mandatory policy is presently instituted by healthcare entities in Ohio and other states because of the incentivized recommendations of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) Report of February 8, 2012 which can be found at this website: http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/influenza_subgroup_final_report.pdf

The basis for the mandatory yearly influenza vaccination is greatly influenced by Recommendation #3 (page 12 regarding 2% reimbursement) and Recommendation #4 (page 17 regarding worker autonomy etc.) of the aforementioned report. When thoroughly examining the historical development of this NVAC report, there was and still is serious lack of unanimity reflected by various participants and by outside professionals and affected groups. Unfortunately Ohio has no law on its book to uphold the personal and civil rights of its citizens from the consequences of implementing the recommendations of the NVAC Report.

People have lost their jobs for refusing this yearly influenza vaccination. There are serious concerns of the vaccine’s efficacy and its documented injuries and deaths. There is also a festering resentment by those employees who are coerced by this mandatory policy even to the point of the employee fearful of losing their job even if they were to participate in taking legislative action to have this matter corrected by state law.

**Gather a group of peers and explain that you want a meeting to voice your concerns.

**Find your Ohio Representative and Senator here: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/

**Find sample letters here: http://namv.org/sample-letters.html


January 2015 Nationwide Call to Action

HELP STOP FORCED VACCINATION OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS NATIONWIDE!

Dear NAMVers and All of our Supporters!

Happy New Year. As you all know, we are facing an uphill battle regarding mandatory vaccines in the workplace. However, our message is starting to get out there, and is spreading. This year, we want to make a difference at both the state and national level!

For our January 2015 Call to Action, we are going to inundate the new Congress with the facts. Most of you followed the election closely, and starting this month, we have a whole new House and Senate at the national level, and many new representatives in your individual states. Therefore, for the month of January, NAMV is declaring January the Fact Sheet and Letter Writing Month. We are going to take on Congress this January and MAKE THEM pay attention to this matter!

How can you help? Well it’s simple really. All you need is a stamp, some printer ink, and an envelope. You don’t have to sign your name, and you don’t even have to write a letter if you don’t want to. All you have to do is print off a copy of the NAMV fact sheet located here: http://www.namv.org/fact-sheets.html and mail it to your representative! You can find any representative in the Union here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm and here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ (However, we strongly encourage you to do so. Putting a personal touch on this will really help make a difference! We will have sample letters posted here: http://www.namv.org/sample-letters.html and if we can share yours, please email it to us at admin@namv.org) And we want to contact every single member of the House and Senate to let them know the truth about mandatory vaccines in the workplace and why they should pass legislation to make this illegal!

We need at least ONE person to volunteer to send a letter to at least ONE member of the House or Senate at the national level for every State in the Union. It doesn’t even have to be your own state, though it will certainly help. The more the merrier, however, and if more than one person can contact a representative to plead our case, the bigger this will grow and become.

Let’s not just stop there though. Let’s also focus on our individual states. This is where we can truly make a difference at the local level. If every single one of our 20,000 plus members would write to their state and national representatives, we can move mountains going forward in 2015. Contacting your House and Senate members at the state level will also allow for local change. Getting a state law passed is sometimes easier than going to the national level.

We also need your help in spreading the word about this campaign. Tell your friends. Post this on Facebook. Tweet it out loud. Share with other national vaccination organizations and have them get involved. There are 20,0000 of us and together we can move mountains during this campaign!

We are also always looking to add funds to our rapidly depleting accounts. We are still having our GoFundMe Fundraiser and have raised $2000 so far. This money does not go far when it comes to helping our members and helping to make a difference. Consider donating today: http://www.gofundme.com/bbg7qs

You may also donate directly on our website through PayPal located here: http://www.namv.org/donate.html

We will also be running another tshirt fundraiser as well to help with costs. Please keep in mind that in order for us to fund the fundraiser we must sell 50 shirts or more. This seems like so few, and with 20,000 members it should be easy for us to sell 500. Consider buying and wearing your tshirt today. You can purchase your NAMV tshirt here: https://www.bonfirefunds.com/nurses-against-mandatory-vaccines-2  You can purchase hoodies, children’s tshirts, ladies fitted tshirts, unisex tshirts, and long sleeved tshirts as well through this program! (We also will have a launch for Healthcare Workers Against Mandatory Vaccines located here: https://www.bonfirefunds.com/healthcare-workers-against-mandatory-vaccines-1

So if you are with us, sign the pledge below, list your name and the state that you will be working with you contact your representatives, and let our voices be heard!

Thank you again as always, and let’s make 2015 an amazing year!

Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines