Aurora's policy states that if you have not received the flu vaccine by December 30, 2011 that you should consider yourself "self terminated". DO NOT QUIT or agree to be self terminated for not taking the vaccine. We have reports that several nurses have already preemptively quit before the deadline and that is not a wise decision. Their policy is worded in way to play on your ignorance. They count on you not knowing your rights and hoping you walk off or don't return. This could potentially damage you from receiving any unemployment benefits and also later hold Aurora libel later on. You must first submit an exemption (should be a religious exemption which is protected under the civil rights act of 1964). We will have a community phone call discussion on this matter this Sunday in order to help you attain the proper procedure for doing so and what obstacles you will run into. Once you have properly completed this step and Aurora denies you, like they already have so many others, you will proceed to make it clear you are NOT 'self-terminating' and show up for work after the deadline. They need to OFFICIALLY terminate your employment themselves. This is the trick they are playing to protect themselves from possibly not paying you unemployment benefits but also no legal recourse later..... All based off your ignorance and unwillingness to stand up for yourself. We are currently speaking with attorneys and if Aurora Medical does not back down on this mandatory policy it could very well end up in a class action lawsuit IF enough of us properly take action as explained above. This is just one of many reasons why this employee (and supporters as well) formed this action group.
Flu Vax Facts for Fluarix
1.Flu vaccines are typically made with 25 micrograms of thimerosal. 49% of thimerosal is mercury. The version you are getting today may have 5 micrograms or less. Since mercury is used in the manufacturing process there will always be a trace. There can be no safe amount of mercury injected.
2.The CDC says on its website that mercury is a neurotoxin and to avoid eating fish because it may contain mercury. They state as an example a person weighing 110 lbs should have no more than 5 micrograms of mercury. This shot may contain 25 micrograms. You need to weigh at least 550 lbs for this vaccine to be safe. When pressed for clarification, the CDC said and I quote “you could die from the flu”. Do you see the risk/benefit here? Better to be brain damaged then get the flu?
3.This vaccine contains formaldehyde. There is no safe amount that can be injected into people unless they are being embalmed.
4.This vaccine has Guillain-Barré as a possible side effect. A temporary, Multiple Sclerosis like illness. Also reported are breathing problems, hoarseness or wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, a fast heartbeat, or dizziness.
5.This vaccine is not 100% effective. From the package insert of the vaccine; “The effectiveness in preventing influenza illness often ranges from 30%–40%.”
6.The cities picked for this year’s vaccine strains are Wellington, New Caledonia and Shanghia. The virus is harvested from the mucus of sick people in these cities to create the vaccine 10 months in advance.
7.From the package insert: “Influenza virus is remarkably capricious in that significant antigenic changes may occur from time to time. It is known definitely that Influenza Virus Vaccine, as now constituted, is not effective against all possible strains of influenza virus. Protection is limited to those strains of virus from which the vaccine is prepared or against closely related strains.” This involves a lot of guesswork since the vaccine is made almost a year in advance.
8.The package inserts published by the flu vaccine manufacturers state that "Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with this vaccine and it is also not known whether influenza virus vaccine can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman.”
9.From the package insert: “Administering vaccine before October should generally be avoided in facilities such as nursing homes, because antibody levels can begin to decline within a few months after vaccination.” If this vaccine worked, this would not happen.
10.Neurological disorders temporally associated with influenza vaccination such as encephalopathy, (brain swelling) optic neuritis/neuropathy (Inflammation of the Optic Nerve) partial facial paralysis, and brachial plexus neuropathy (decreased movement or sensation in the arm and shoulder) have been reported.
11. This vaccine is made in chicken eggs. Vaccine manufacturers have been asked by the FDA to screen for diseases like avian leukosis (bird leukemia). The new yellow fever vaccine is made in chicken eggs and has a label reflecting its “avian leukosis free” status. No one is sure if this virus is the same virus that causes human leukemia. Do you want to take that chance? What other viruses might be hiding in this vaccine?
12.Half of our flu shot doses last year had to be discarded for contamination. Can you be sure this vaccine is bacteria free? The idea is to avoid virus. Not have it injected in. Did you know no one is sure how the immune system really works?
·Disodium phosphate dodecahydrate
·Magnesium chloride hexahydrate
Octoxynol (a spermicide)
Polysorbate 80 (Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifying agent, often used in ice cream to prevent milk proteins from completely coating the fat droplets. This allows them to join together in chains and nets, to hold air in the mixture, and provide a firmer texture, holding its shape as the ice cream melts.)
Potassium dihydrogen phosphate
α-Tocopheryl hydrogen succinate (Vitamin E) (What if your body attacks this vitamin like it should the virus? This could be catastrophic)
Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how FLUARIX affects you. FLUARIX should not normally interfere with your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. But in some people vaccination can cause dizziness or light-headedness. Make sure you know how you react to FLUARIX before you drive a car or operate machinery, or do anything that could be dangerous if you are dizzy or light-headed.
Do you really think these injected chemicals can stop the flu?