New York State has mandated that certain health care workers receive the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine. At a Long Island demonstration against mandatory vaccination, the Constitution Party appeared, and received mention in the local press.
“The Constitution Party distributed pamphlets at the rally
urging smaller government.“
(excerpt from) Newsday
Health care workers protest flu-vaccination order
October 11, 2009
Health care providers from throughout Long Island gathered on the lawn of Suffolk County’s Health Department Saturday in a second day of protests against the state’s mandatory flu-vaccination order.
Carrying picket signs in Hauppauge, the group numbering about 60 quietly talked among themselves as passing drivers honked in support. Protesters, who were from a number of medical facilities held a similar rally Friday in Mineola…
Many protesters said they’re angry over what they feel is a violation of their civil rights — and a loss of the right to choose. The Constitution Party distributed pamphlets at the rally urging smaller government.
“I am not opposed to immunization, I am opposed to mandating both of them [seasonal and swine flu vaccinations],” said registered nurse Vickie Thompson who works at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue. Thompson said she’s willing to lose her job…