Friday, October 16, 2009

Some Health Care Workers Resist H1N1 Vaccine:

Health Care Worker Offered Vaccine First

As Hoosiers line up to get the first injectable doses of the H1N1 vaccine, some health care workers are choosing not to be inoculated.

Thousands of hospital workers, EMTs and other personnel were vaccinated first in an effort to prevent a further outbreak at medical facilities, 6News' Stacia Matthews reported.

But hospital officials said some staff members cannot, or have chosen not to receive the vaccine for various reasons.

Some are allergic to eggs -- a key ingredient in how the vaccine is processed -- while others cited cultural and religious beliefs, or simply do not want to be vaccinated.

States like New York have made it mandatory for all health care workers to be vaccinated, but inoculation is voluntary in Indiana.


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