Nurses against Mandatory Vaccines was founded and formed by our CEO Amelia Kenyon who became alarmed when mandatory vaccination policies were being introduced into workplaces, and there seemed to be no rhyme or reason. Research and other publicly acquired information now shows why: hospital systems are REQUIRED to have a 90% or higher flu shot reception rate among their staff, or they lose up to 2% of their funding of Medicare/Medicaid (http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hai/hcpflu.html). While the government itself does not require mandatory vaccination policies, many if not all, are taking an "all or nothing" stance against their workers. You now face being fired and without a job if you refuse a flu vaccine. This is in violation of human rights, and is also in violation of the Patient Bill of Rights that gives all patients the right to refuse a medical procedure. The flu vaccine is not an effective way to eradicate a disease that is only ESTIMATED to cause approximately 30,000 deaths in the US per year. NAMV does not support forced or mandatory vaccination policies for healthcare workers of any kind. We are here to stand up and fight back against this policy and procedure, and to fight back against the vaccine companies who clearly lobbied for this law ONLY to pad their own pockets. It has been suggested that the mandatory flu vaccines are for "patient safety." The truth of the matter is, is that mandatory flu vaccine policies are to provide more funding and money for the vaccine companies who produce these drugs. NAMV is here to fight and to help others fight against these unfair and unreasonable forced medical procedures.