Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines

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


Open Letter to Janie Harvey Garner at Show Me Your Stethoscope

Good morning Janie,

I hope you slept well.

I woke up this morning to find out that instead of uniting nurses, you have decide to make the #nursesunited movement your own personal mission to insult many members of your profession. You at some point, posted the following post on the Show Me Your Stethoscope page that you apparently started.

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Well we here at NAMV do not take lightly to being called pseudo-science believers. We also do not take lightly to other nurses who claim to be open-minded, and calling for nurses to unite, while shaming and belittling us.

I suppose it’s pseudo-science when a nurse, who has been forced to vaccinate to keep her job, gets Guillan Barre syndrome from a flu vaccine and can no longer work? That same nurse is not given any compensation for years as it goes through the vaccine courts!

I suppose it’s pseudo-science to actually look at a vaccine insert and discover that even the manufacturer states their product only works 46% of the time? (There’s a YouTube video uploaded about a week ago that confirms this. You may Google it, if you don’t consider that pseudo-science.)

And I guess it’s also pseudo-science when other highly educated nurses believe that no one should be forced into having a medical procedure against their will?

Oh, my bad!

Well guess what Janie? You don’t speak for me or our 25,000 members. We don’t need your pseudo-movement of “nurses united” to speak for us when you are clearly divisive, and don’t truly understand the definition of the word “united.” (It usually means the inclusiveness of all, even those who may have a little bit of a different belief than you. You can also look it up in the dictionary, since you are so much smarter than all of us!)

And for the record, NAMV is NOT anti-vaccine. We are pro-choice. We believe in the Patient Bill of Rights where it says that all patients (including healthcare workers) should be able to make an informed decision and refuse medical treatment if it’s not needed.

So Janie, who is paying your bills? Big Pharma? It’s interesting that according to your Facebook profile, you were not only in the Navy, but you are currently assisting our vets. Do you force them to have medical treatments against their will as well? Do you actually believe in freedom (having served in the military) or do you believe that only certain people are entitled to freedom?

Go back to the basics Janie Harvey Garner. Look at what unity is. You can not have unity without the inclusion of all. I hope you realize that what you have said, as a nurse, is going to go viral, and you may see the tables now turned against you.


NAMV is looking for two new board members AND a social media director!

If you’ve been wanting a chance to get involved and make a difference with NAMV, here’s your chance.

NAMV is looking for two new board members. This will involve helping to monitor our Facebook page, attend quarterly board meetings, help with fundraising efforts, and help with legislative and legal efforts of our cause.

If you are interested, please email your resume and letter of interest to admin@namv.org

We are also looking for a social media director! Someone who can act as a face for our organization and represent us when needed. This is a volunteer position, but you must be strong-minded, professional, have social media experience, and be willing to put forth a great effort of getting our cause out there. If you are interested, please email your resume to admin@namv.org


Another fundraiser for NAMV!

NAMV is doing another tshirt fundraiser through BonFireFunds. We are gearing up for our summer battles before the flu seasons starts. This year, with the last two years of flu vaccines being ineffective, we will be hitting the ground running HARD to fight back against mandatory vaccines in the workplace. We will also be helping our sisters and brothers in the teaching communities out as they are next on the mandatory vaccine hit list.

You can check it out here:

https://www.bonfirefunds.com/nurses-against-mandatory-vaccines-2

We also have a new store up and running at:

http://www.cafepress.com/namvorg if you prefer to have other items as well!


Public Health Responsibility

Some persons in America seem to forget that we still live in a free society, where we ALL are entitled to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. At least for the time being.

In a socialist or communist society, public health is looked at as the responsibility of everyone. In a free society, every person is responsible for himself and his/her family. That means protecting one’s health. The best way to do that? Handwashing, not vaccinations such as the “other side” is so loudly screaming. That means that as a nurse, I have a responsibility to you as my patient to treat you with respect, wash my hands, and keep you safe from medical errors. It does not mean that you have a right to tell me what to put into my body in order to be your nurse. (Especially a flu vaccine that has proven to be completely useless the past two years!) And by the way, what weird diseases and items are you bringing in that could harm me? What and who is there to protect me from you?

Semmelweis almost 200 years ago theorized, and discovered that handwashing cut down on the incidence of infection and saved lives. Why then, are medical professionals NOT washing their hands on a regular basis? Only 40-50% of the time do healthcare professionals practice good hand hygiene.

http://news.yahoo.com/clean-hands–vanderbilt-s-hand-washing-initiative-172312795.html

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-04/lifestyle/sns-rt-us-hand-washing-remindersbre88312d-20120904_1_hand-hygiene-health-care-workers-patients

http://www.amednews.com/article/20110425/profession/304259947/4/

http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/why-does-low-hand-hygiene-compliance-still-plague-healthcare-4-reasons.html

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2000/07/preventing-infection-through-handwashing.aspx

And you’re worried about whether or not your nurse has had an ineffective flu vaccine? Think again. Before you ask if they’ve been shot up, you need to ask if they’ve washed their hands. Why is it that so many patients and other people willing to scream and shout about vaccines from the rooftops, but they are scared to death to ask their doctor if he’s washed his hands?

Want to know why your doctor has probably been forbidden from wearing his necktie? Read this and weep (or gag, either one.) http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=99526

Or, do you know if that stethoscope that the doctor or nurse wears around their neck all day is clean? Probably not! http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/02/27/283439909/stethoscopes-do-as-much-dirty-work-as-hands-in-spreading-germs

And if you’re so worried about a nurse or healthcare worker passing the flu on to you, why aren’t you worried about the fact that medical errors are the number 3 cause of death in the United States- way, way above deaths from flu, which actually hover somewhere around 1000 deaths per year actually attributed to the influenza? http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/deaths-by-medical-mistakes-hit-records

On top of all of this, we have to protect the rights of our patients. This means respecting their opinions and wishes- not attempting to coerce, falsely educate, lie, or harass our patients into doing what WE think is right for them. That means respecting the patient for choosing to not have a medical procedure, or getting a second opinion. Nurses who would willingly do this should be ashamed of themselves.

So do we have a public health responsibility? You bet we do. We have a responsibility to wash our hands. We have a responsibility to sanitize our medical equipment to prevent the spread of infection. We have a responsibility to stop killing our patients in hospitals due to error and hospital acquired infections such as MRSA.

We have no responsibility to be forcefully vaccinated (with a vaccine that doesn’t work!) so that our employers get a 2% bonus at the end of the year.


A Chance to Be Heard at the Federal Level!!

***Here is a chance to be heard at the federal level!!***

There is going to be a federal hearing on flu policy on February 3, 2015. This could be a great way to express the reasons why this should not be mandatory for healthcare workers. This action alert form can be edited and it can be sent to Representative Tim Murphy, Chair of the Subcommittee, and your member of the House asking them to investigate the following major problems with US flu policy.

http://www.capwiz.com/a-champ/issues/alert/?alertid=64038051#.VMUjcWlkvi-.twitter


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