Pregnant Nurse Fired For Refusing Toxic Flu Shot

By Lily Dane

A registered nurse in Pennsylvania was fired for refusing to get a flu shot.
Dreonna Breton made the decision to refuse the shot because she’s pregnant and has a history of miscarriage.

“I want to give this baby the best shot that I can. There are just things in the flu vaccine that are not known, like how it affects my growing baby,” said Breton.

Breton worked for Horizon Healthcare Services, which provides drug and nutrition infusion services to patients in their homes. Horizon is co-owned by Lancaster General and several other hospitals, including Harrisburg-based PinnacleHealth System.
Her former employer allows religious and medical exemptions to vaccines. Breton says she explained her concerns about the shot to her employer and provided a doctor’€™s note which described her history of miscarriage. Her health care provider wrote, “€œIn my view getting the flu shot would significantly and negatively impact her health because of the increased fear and anxiety it would create as well as the emotional impact it could cause if she does miscarry again.”
The hospital said Breton’s reason for denying the shot was not valid and terminated her. Carolyn Carlson, a registered nurse and the president of Horizon, said in an email to PennLive that requests for exemptions are reviewed by a committee of doctors. She said that flu vaccination is a condition of employment because it “€œprotects our patients, employees, and community from getting this potentially serious infection.”
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