Friday, October 16, 2009

Judge Halts Mandatory Flu Vaccines for Health Care Workers/ NYT

from the NY Times:

A temporary restraining order has been issued for mandatory vaccinations in New York state. In response,
"the State Department of Health vowed to fight the restraining order, saying that the authorities “have clear legal authority” to require vaccinations, and noted that state courts had upheld mandatory vaccinations of health care workers against rubella and tuberculosis. Justice McNamara scheduled a hearing for Oct. 30 on the three cases before him, involving the flu vaccine."
Interesting response, given that there is no effective tuberculosis vaccine, and rubella vaccines have been proven to cause arthritis and arthralgias in a significant minority of adult females who receive them, according to the Institute of Medicine.  Thus a good case can be made against mandating them.

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