With the threat of a bioterrorist attack on the US if we attacked Iraq (which we have already done) I was wondering how many of you work in a facility that has gone through all the channels to offer you the small pox vaccination? if you are offered it, did you take it? If you were offered it, would you take it? do you wish your facility would offer it? If you choose not to take it, why? I work in an Army hospital and we had to go through a 1 hour briefing and then have a health screening by the Community/Occupational Health Nurse to determine if you were eligible for the vaccination. I was found eligible and am currently awaiting notice to go and recieve my revaccination (I was a "lucky" child and was vaccinated in 1969....lol
) Thanks for participating
Apr 13, '03
Carol, This thread will do fine as a vehicle for me to express my feelings about small pox shots. I dont 'want to go archive-digging. Anyhow----------------
I opted NO....too much not known about potential danger to my family members who are unimmunized and nonimmune. We should have remained immunized all these 30 years or so. Now so many are not and the immunization is NOT with out serious risks. I work in OB, how do I know I do not put my pregnant new moms or babes at risk with this thing? Answer is I don't .
That and I truly feel any attack on us will NOT be in the form of smallpox, but some other MORE virulent virus, bacterium, or deadly chemical. It makes sense, really if we think about it.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Apr 13, '03