50 Workers Fired for Refusing Flu Vaccine

By Heather Callaghan | NaturalBlaze

And so it begins… A healthcare system has literally fired 50 employees – in one fell swoop  – over a draconian flu jab policy

They can’t fire us all if we stand up, right? That might be the inner wishful thinking of those who refuse vaccinations while working in the healthcare system.

But as WGN9 reports:

A Minnesota-based health system has fired about 50 employees who refused to get a flu shot.

Essentia Health announced last month that employees would be required to get vaccinated for influenza unless they received a religious or medical exemption.

The system claimed that it was trying to “keep patients from getting sick at its 15 hospitals and 75 clinics in Minnesota, Idaho, North Dakota and Wisconsin.”

From WGN9:

Essentia says 99 percent of the company’s 13,900 eligible employees had gotten the shot, received an exemption or were getting an exemption by the Monday deadline.

The United Steelworkers filed an injunction to try to delay the policy, but a federal judge denied the request. Minnesota Public Radio reports at least two other unions are filing grievances on behalf of workers who lost their jobs.

How do you know when something is truly for the benefit of the people? Why, when you are forced to choose it or lose your entire livelihood, of course!

We’d like to point out that we have heard from workers in other healthcare systems who are being forced to get shots or either lose their jobs or wear masks for over four months of the year. Please remember that it is not just nurses and doctors who are being coerced, but support assistance workers and other department workers in the hospital systems.

Obviously, no one should be forced to take into their bodies any substance or face losing everything. Although the system enforcing these mandates claims it’s for public health, this cannot be the case considering the almost complete lack of efficacy of flu vaccines. (See the Cochrane Collaboration’s review.)

The hospital systems could protect their patients better by cutting down on preventable medical errors which are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.! They could come up with reasonable methods to prevent superbugs and antibiotic resistance among their vulnerable patients.

We hope that all the unions fighting any healthcare systems using these seriously violating policies go all the way and win back basic rights for these employees.

via 50 Workers Just Fired From Health System For Refusing Vaccines

5 thoughts on “50 Workers Fired for Refusing Flu Vaccine

  1. “Although the system enforcing these mandates claims it’s for public health, this cannot be the case considering the almost complete lack of efficacy of flu vaccines. (See the Cochrane Collaboration’s review.)”

    Internationally the Cochrane review is the mainstream gold standard for evaluating clinical effectiveness. If they determine flu vaccines are ineffective, there’s an extremely high probability they aren’t.


  2. Even some EMTs are refusing to get vaccinated and I heard this directly from an EMT in Minnesota. It is unconscionable that these health care workers have been fired for being careful of what is injected into their bodies. How the hell do we know what is in those needles and another fact, why is it that all of a sudden, I am seeing commercials in my doctor’s office of the fact that millions of baby boomers may be at risk for having Hepatitis C and that baby boomers are the group from 1945-1965 and those in that group should report to their doctor for testing of Hepatitis C?

    I believe that those vaccines that people were given back then had something in them that caused problems that we are only now being made aware of and it is probably not even the tip of the ice berg.

    Fortunately, for those health care workers, with the need for health care personnel in this country being what it is, their ability to find another job will not be an arduous task and if others in the health care field would step up to the plate denouncing what happened to these fired workers, it would greatly help the push against getting mandatory vaccinations if you are a health care worker.


  3. I think the evidence is pretty clear, Shelby, that it’s all about profit. If you look closely at the legislatures passing these kinds of laws, you always find big drug companies (the ones who manufacture the vaccines) lobbying state lawmakers and funding their campaigns. Meanwhile thanks to a 1986 federal law, vaccine makers can’t be sued for adverse effects. Patients who experience adverse effects have to file suit in Vaccine Court. Not only does this leave taxpayers paying for adverse vaccine reactions, but it means that vaccine makers have absolutely no incentive to make sure their products are safe. Most vaccine court settlements are for health problems caused by flu vaccine: https://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/vaccine-court-settlements-mostly-for.html

    Thanks for commenting.


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