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Cdc mandating h1n1 shot

"Back in 1976 there was vaccine [to protect against swine flu] that caused death and Guillain-Barre syndrome," said Kozik, referring to a nerve-damaging disorder that some people linked to the vaccine.

It recommends everyone older than six months of age get vaccinated once per year.

Seven states proposed legislation requiring health care workers to be immunized after the outbreak of H1N1 swine flu in 2009, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Five states are considering legislation now that would either require either require workers to get vaccinated for the flu or order employers to make vaccine available, according to NCSL.

Rob Kozik, another registered nurse in Stony Brook's neonatal intensive care unit, said he has no problems with a seasonal vaccine but he has deep concerns about being immunized against H1N1.

At the very least people's livelihoods are on the line if they refuse to be injected and elsewhere, in countries such as Ireland and Greece, authorities have threatened large fines and jail time for people who refuse the vaccine.

The CDC in America replicated this warning weeks later.

As a result of the dangers of the vaccine becoming widely known, authorities are moving to get out ahead of the story by acknowledging that millions of health problems in the aftermath of a vaccination campaign will be blamed on the vaccine, citing the 1976 swine flu debacle when the shot proved far deadlier than the actual virus.

The current state law allows workers to refuse vaccinations for religious reasons, but Thiesfeldt said that wasn't enough."I question why a religious exemption supersedes a personal objection for this specific issue," he said.