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forced to give hep-b vax, silver nitrate, vitamin k in NYS?! AwkwardTurtle 34 kids; Syracuse, NY, United States 2085 posts
26th Mar '13

I just read that NYS forces you to give your newborn the eye gunk, hep b vaccine and vitamin k...Any one from NY that has any info? post n run thanks in advance!

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 124213 posts
26th Mar '13

Whats wrong with those?

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" Whats wrong with those? "


:!: why not read up on why you SHOULD give them instead of why authority is evil? :lol:

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Just Ames:" :!: :lol: We waived the Hep B only because we delayed it."


Which is understandable. I don't mean to harp on people that don't vax but as a nurse I feel the need to........ :oops:

Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
26th Mar '13

Eek! Do they have a waiver you can sign? My first got everything at birth, but hasn't had Hep B since (we're delaying). We'll be declining eye goop and Hep B at birth with this one.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Just Ames:" So since you're a Nurse, I have a question :lol: :oops: Is it OK to have a red, painful and very itchy ... [snip!] ... itchy "lump" at an injection site from a steroid shot (from over a month ago)? Will cortisone cream take care of this or what?"


Has this person had the steroid shot before? If not- in all honesty, I'd mention it to the doctor. Depending on what the steroid shots are for to begin with, it would suck to be developing an allergy to it :cry: (It's possible that its also just a side effect of the shot as well.)

AwkwardTurtle 34 kids; Syracuse, NY, United States 2085 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" Whats wrong with those? "


I had no idea I lived in a state that a parent could not refuse.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 8246 posts
status 26th Mar '13
Quoting tinana +2:" Which is understandable. I don't mean to harp on people that don't vax but as a nurse I feel the need to........ :oops:"


Of course, because you people are forced/paid to push big pharmas agenda :wink:

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Live-Laugh-Love:" Of course, because you people are forced/paid to push big pharmas agenda :wink:"


Not at all- I'm paid just to do my job. I don't get paid by any companies to do any of that. The only vaccinations I am even asked to inquire about are the flu and pneumonia vaccines (those are the only ones we administer when applicable) and when in the case of pediatrics, we just pass on the info to the pediatrician as far as what the parents wishes are if the pediatrician doesn't have the records.

AwkwardTurtle 34 kids; Syracuse, NY, United States 2085 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting tinana +2:" Which is understandable. I don't mean to harp on people that don't vax but as a nurse I feel the need to........ :oops:"


My background is working in emergency medicine. Im not anti vaccines, but for me and personal situation I dont want my newb to be vaccinated after birth.



From what I read, it said to get legal advice to try and refuse since I live in NY. Which days out from birth isnt an option...Was just interested to see if anyone had dealt with this in NY to give me some insight.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting BryarWoods:" My background is working in emergency medicine. Im not anti vaccines, but for me and personal situation ... [snip!] ... days out from birth isnt an option...Was just interested to see if anyone had dealt with this in NY to give me some insight. "


Gotcha. When my youngest was born 3 years ago in NY, they did ask if he would be receiving them (he did). I'm not an L&D nurse but I should probably still know the law :oops: I don't know if it's changed. Also, not in NY now.

AwkwardTurtle 34 kids; Syracuse, NY, United States 2085 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting tinana +2:" Gotcha. When my youngest was born 3 years ago in NY, they did ask if he would be receiving them (he ... [snip!] ... receiving them (he did). I'm not an L&D nurse but I should probably still know the law :oops: I don't know if it's changed."


Ill ask a DR at next visit, and will make my wishes known at the hospital..Hopefully ill be given the option to delay. I was just shocked by what I read on how strict the state is, im not used to that.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 8246 posts
status 26th Mar '13
Quoting tinana +2:" Not at all- I'm paid just to do my job. I don't get paid by any companies to do any of that. The only ... [snip!] ... just pass on the info to the pediatrician as far as what the parents wishes are if the pediatrician doesn't have the records. "


I said forced/paid.... Dr's are paid to push vaccines, nurses aren't as "lucky"
If you aren't forced to push vaccines then why do you feel the need to harp on people for not getting vaccinated? As a nurse, it is YOUR job to be educating people of the risks of vaccinating and NOT vaccinating not saying stupid shit like "why not read up on why you SHOULD give them instead of why authority is evil?" :roll:

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Live-Laugh-Love:" I said forced/paid.... Dr's are paid to push vaccines, nurses aren't as "lucky" If you aren't forced ... [snip!] ... vaccinating not saying stupid shit like "why not read up on why you SHOULD give them instead of why authority is evil?" :roll:"


No, as a nurse it's my job to do what's in my job description- if I were a public health nurse for example, it might be my job to educate people on all of those vaccines. Or even an L&D nurse. As a med-surg and pediatric nurse, it's not my job. I wasn't giving her a hard time and if you took it that way, go make your own thread about it :arrow:

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 8246 posts
status 26th Mar '13
Quoting tinana +2:" No, as a nurse it's my job to do what's in my job description- if I were a public health nurse for example, ... [snip!] ... nurse, it's not my job. I wasn't giving her a hard time and if you took it that way, go make your own thread about it :arrow: "


So, wait a minute...you work with babies/children who receive approx. 38 vaccines before the age of 2....and you are trying to tell me that it is not your job to be educating people on vaccines??! hahah wow. pathetic.
No. Your job is to be a robot and have zero independent thought.