[June 2007] Student nurse in England and hepatitis B vaccine

 I'm a student nurse in England and have had a run-in with the university over the hepatitis B vaccine. Evidently I am the only student to refuse this vaccine and I was told that although the vaccine is only 'recommended', I either had it, or I was off the course. I contacted my local newspaper, who contacted the university, who then changed their policy and now I can stay on the course without having the vaccine.

Just thought others might be interested in this, as I am sure there must be other students who would prefer not to have this vaccine, but feel that they have no choice.

it's important that we know our rights and that we are not bullied into having vaccines that we feel could pose a health risk to us.

Just say no.