Medical people and their own medicine

[You can see what many of them really think, but it would be career suicide to warn you.  Way different to the message put out by (UK) Government propagandists such as Salisbury, Miller, Bedford & Elliman.]

See: Doctors on vaccination quotes  Medical people refusing Swine flu vaccine  Compulsory vaccination  Nurses on vaccines

Double standards (hep b)

[2012 Nov] Most UK Medics Refusing Flu Vaccines – UK’s New Chief Medical Officer Resorts To Bullying

[2012 Nov] Health care workers are refusing flu vaccinations and hesitant to offer them  Some health workers in Switzerland are refusing to get vaccinated against current influenza strains and are hesitant to offer the vaccine to patients. A study led by Geneva's teaching hospitals last year showed that many health care personnel thought of seasonal flu as "a benign disease not really requiring any special [prevention] effort." A Swiss-German gynecologist explained to that he refuses to vaccinate pregnant women against the flu, as ordered by the Federal Office of Public Health, “because we cannot rule out the risk of resulting fetal abnormalities”.

[2012 Oct] Influenza scare at AIIMS as doctors  Most doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences have refused to take the preventive vaccination against the influenza virus as, they claim, the vaccine is outdated and ineffective.

[2010 Oct] Forcing Flu Shots on Health Care Workers: Who Is Next? By Barbara Loe Fisher

[2009 oct] Swine flu fears grow as NHS staff shun vaccine

[2009 Aug] One in two GPs 'will refuse swine flu vaccine'

[2009 Aug] 30% of nurses 'don't want' flu jab

[2003] U.K. Doctors' Children Avoid MMR Two out of five children being given single vaccines instead of the MMR jab have parents who are medically trained, a survey has revealed. Critics claim it shows that doctors and nurses are more worried about the possible health risks of the triple vaccination than they are prepared to admit in public.

[Media Monday, 19 September 2005] Nurses 'not taking flu vaccine'  Research at two Liverpool hospitals found less than 8% of healthcare workers had annual jabs.

[Media USA, Jan 2003] Hospitals balk at smallpox vaccine. More doctors consider risk to staff too great

[Nov 2005] Some MDs Decline Certain Vaccinations for Their Own Children

Miss Dean, an ex-NHS nurse, added: "One GP told us that he felt extremely guilty about bringing his son to us on a Saturday when he had been advising patients to choose the combined MMR jab all week."--Media May 2003

"In 1926, 130 members of the Dallas (Tex.) Chamber of Commerce cancelled their trip to Mexico because vaccination was required as a precedent to entrance. Nearly a 100 medical men, at a conference in Dallas, went to Mexico, after they obtained permission to enter without being vaccinated. Think this over before you submit your child to this evil and superstitious rite."--Dr Shelton DC 

"Being a skeptical soul, I have always believed that the most reliable way to determine what people really believe is to observe what they do, not what they say. If the greatest threat of rubella is not to children, but to the fetus yet unborn, pregnant women should be protected against rubella by making certain that their obstetricians won't give them the disease. Yet, in a California survey reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, more than 90 percent of the obstetrician-gynecologists refused to be vaccinated. If doctors themselves are afraid of the vaccine, why on earth should the law require that you and other parents allow them to administer it to your kids?"--Dr Robert Mendelsohn MD

"It's not only the public that needs educating. Wexler can't believe how few health professionals get vaccines themselves, particularly flu shots. "I was so shocked that only 34 percent of M.D.s and R.N.s get vaccinated annually," she says. "They think they don't get sick, but you can have a mild case of the flu and spread the disease to somebody and make them really sick."--"Giving Vaccines a Boost"   Family physician-turned-publisher, Deborah Wexler, M.D.

In 1990, a UK survey involving 598 doctors revealed that over 50% of them refused to have the Hepatitis B vaccine despite belonging to the high risk group urged to be vaccinated. (British Med Jnl, 27/1/1990)

Orenstein WA, et al.  Rubella vaccine and susceptible hospital employees. Poor physician participation. JAMA. 1981 Feb 20;245(7):711-3. PMID: 7463660; UI: 81120098
A serosurvey of 2,456 high-risk employees of the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center showed that 345 (14%) were susceptible to rubella. Of 197 seronegative personnel followed up for participation in a vaccination program, 105 (53.3%) were vaccinated. However, only one of the 11 known susceptible obstetrician-gynecologists was vaccinated. Thirty-eight seronegative employees who were vaccinated with RA 27/3 rubella vaccine were queried four to six weeks after vaccination and compared with 32 unvaccinated seropositive control subjects. Although the reaction rate was 50% among vaccinees and 3% among control subjects, each vaccinee lost only an average of 0.2 workdays compared with 0.1 workdays for control subjects. The high rate of susceptibility to rubella among hospital employees supports the need for screening. Although vaccine reactions are common, they are generally mild. Means must be found to ensure greater employee acceptance of vaccine.