Opinions on madating hpv vaccine
I think we’ve hashed out the vaccine subject on Po Fo more than once. As a parent I vaccinate my children, but respect the wishes of other parents who don’t want to. I also find the persecution of parents who don’t wish to vaccinate their kids a bit scary. Having said all that, I think there should be a change in vaccine promotion, particularly in rich countries, or first world countries as we like to categorise them. Make parents pay to have their children vaccinated and then see how quick the uptake is. Studies have found that health care personnel with influenza-like symptoms work an average of 2.5 days while ill, and those infected with influenza can transmit the virus to others even before their symptoms begin.
It is best to take precautions to prevent the flu with annual immunization.
In Maryland alone, 36 hospitals have already adopted a mandatory influenza vaccination policy, with four more planning to implement this season. All Johns Hopkins Medicine entities have adopted a mandatory vaccination policy. The mandatory influenza vaccination program applies to all individuals, employees, faculty, staff, residents and fellows, temporary workers, trainees, volunteers, students, vendors and voluntary medical staff, regardless of employer, who provide services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas, including acute and chronic care hospitals, outpatient facilities and clinics.
Each Johns Hopkins Medicine entity defines specific covered personnel in its policy depending on entity operations. These are defined by the physical or recognized borders of acute and chronic care hospitals, clinics or other sites where clinical operations occur.
Research shows that influenza vaccination of health care personnel decreases patient mortality by 40 to 50 percent, risk of nosocomial infection by 43 percent and absenteeism by 20 to 30 percent while limiting the risk of bringing illness acquired at work home to family members. Our highest priority must be to protect our patients, many of whom are exceptionally vulnerable to adverse outcomes from the flu. Fifteen states have legislation requiring that health care workers be immunized in certain circumstances.
The research clearly shows that flu vaccinations vastly increase mass immunity and protect immune-suppressed patients. D., secretary of Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, says the years when there have been flu outbreaks in Baltimore City are correlated directly to low vaccination rates (as low as 30 percent) in health care workers. Maryland law currently requires proof of immunity for other communicable diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella for acute health care workers.