I read your article with great interest, looking forward to my fellow nurses explaining how important it is for people — healthcare workers in particular — to get their yearly flu shot. Instead, I learned that the very people responsible for educating their patients were themselves believers of false science.
One nurse who tells postpartum mothers to get the flu shot for their newborns and themselves refused to get vaccinated herself. It surely wouldn't encourage me to vaccinate.
Meanwhile, the California Nurses Assn. has the audacity to label as coercive asking nurses who refuse to get vaccinated to wear face masks during flu season. Then, Dr. Jonathan Fielding, the L.A. County public health director who supports forcing porn actors to wear condoms, doesn't think mandating the flu vaccine for healthcare workers is necessary because the vaccine isn't 100% effective.