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Pregnant Woman Refuses Flu Shot

Mom-to-Be Fired For Refusing a Flu Shot

With all the controversy surrounding the safety of flu shots for pregnant women, it's not surprising when a mom-to-be opts out of the vaccination. What is a surprise, however, is when she is fired for her decision. Dreonna Breton, a nurse at Horizon Healthcare Services, was fired after she refused to receive a flu shot. Breton, who has miscarried twice, was advised by her midwife to avoid the flu shot to avoid endangering her baby. She has also seen adult patients become paralyzed after receiving the vaccine, including paralysis, which made her worry about her unborn child.

"If that can happen to a full-grown person, who knows what can happen to a growing fetus?" Breton told Daily Mail.

To see Breton's complete argument, read the full story on The Stir.

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RebekaONeill1388642567 RebekaONeill1388642567 3 years
It is very strange and scary if the employer, in her case hospital is forcing people to get a flu shot. When I worked as interpreter at University Hospital I know vaccination was obligatory for employees. In her specific case because of miscarriage they should allowed her the freedom to chose what is best for her. I did take a flu shot while pregnant and I am fine. I have to admit my immune system is even better since I got pregnant.
SallyBackhaus SallyBackhaus 3 years
Statistically you're more likely to get the flu AND have scary complications from it if you get the shot. And then there are all the possible scary side effects of any vaccine. It sucks that she lost her job, but she did the right thing.
Wren78 Wren78 3 years
That is ridiculous. She should not have been fired.
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