Every day we are bombarded with messages about the seriousness of the flu and the importance of a flu shot. We are told that a flu shot will protect against influenza and reduce symptoms if you still get the flu. What are the real benefits and risks of influenza vaccination? What are our rights? Why are we only hearing one side? In a system where manufacturers are shielded from liability, how can employers mandate a product that carries risks and low effectiveness? What happens to informed consent?
Medical mandates have no place in a free society. When flu hysteria leads to flu shot hype, don’t forget that people still have a right to informed consent! Ohio needs House Bill 193 to protect workers’ right to freely accept or decline influenza vaccination.