Greetings from a very winter like Iowa,
As my title says, friends & family are my favorite topics. This week has been a week for laughs & unbelievable statements.
Here is scenario #1 -
My daughters fiance' approached his doctor to talk about a procedure that would open up his airways so he can breathe better. His doctor is all about vaccinations. This particular topic was his 2nd visit. The first visit this doctor tried to push the flu shot on him plus 2 others.
The doctors response to my future son in laws request was you'll be alright. If we get you all caught up on your vaccinations including the flu shot & the gardisil shot. This statement by a doctor is very laughable.
Fortunately, my future son in law rejected those toxic injections & left. He is now looking for another doctor that is willing to listen instead of pushing toxins to pad his pocket with insurance bonuses.
Scenario #2 -
My niece is a CNA. When she went to college to become one she told them in no uncertain terms that she would not get the flu shot. The program had no issues with this.
The facility that my niece was assigned to sent out an email to my niece saying she had to get a flu shot. Her other option was to mask up until April. She told me wearing a mask makes her feel claustrophobic. The DON confronted my niece in front of a resident. She told the DON that she was not getting the shot. She's gotten them before & they made her horribly sick.
The DON then came down the hall & then literally shoved the mask in her face at the station desk. The scheduler told the DON that my niece was going home. Another employee was reduced to tears because of this email. One of the other employees who chose to mask up told my niece I understand your decision. My niece told her that I'm sorry you have to wear that.
Many violations were done by this facility Friday.
1. Confronting an employee about their vaccination status in front of a resident is a privacy violation on the part of the employee.
2. Telling an employee that they have to take the shot or mask up is a HIPAA violation. It is telling other employees & residents the vaccination status of said employee. A person does not have to reveal their vaccination status unless they choose to do so.
OSHA does not support the mandation of the flu shot. It supports the idea but it does not support the mandation.
The mandation of the flu shot is all tied to money. Depending on the percentage of employees vaccinated, they are fined a percentage of medicare reimbursement dollars .
Scenario #3- This occurred about 2 months ago
My daughter had a job as a housekeeper for a short time at a care facility here in our town. When she was hired, she was told she had to get the flu shot, Hep B shot & TB skin test. She told them she had a religious exemption from all of those. We submitted a letter on church letterhead & her religious exemption was approved. We had a fight to bypass the skin test which injects a small amount of TB under the skin to see if she been exposed to TB. They approved a chest xray.
On each day of training that didn't involve going out onto the floor but sitting in a room doing paperwork & watching videos, they continued to badger her with requests to get the flu shot. They also told her that after being at the facility for a year, she would no longer be able to reject the flu shot & the Hep B shot. She would be required to get them or she would be terminated. They also said they could fire her at any time during the first 90 days if she didn't meet their expectations.
She came home & told me that. I told her it was up to her. After a few hours, she made the decision she was not going back. She was not going to allow herself to be told to get injected or lose her job because she chooses to reject toxins being injected into her.
Until next time,