Are flu shots really given to keep patients healthy… or to push up profits?
We hear all too often that doctors don’t make money off vaccines, but we know differently. Here’s the latest proof.
A doctor in the U.K. has been sending text messages to encourage patients to receive the flu vaccine, ‘in order to boost the practice’s income’ according to the Oxford Mail newspaper.
The text message read: “Dear [patient]. We are now taking bookings for our autumn flu clinics. Seasonal vaccinations provide a valuable source of income for the practice, so please support your surgery.”
Pressure tactic backfires
Patients have criticized the arm-twisting tactic, saying that ‘they should be free to choose whether to receive the vaccine’ without their doctor putting them under pressure.
One patient said she was utterly shocked by the wording from her doctor, pointing out that her doctor should be more focused on the health of the patient, rather than on business revenue.
“It’s awful that this is what the surgeries [offices] are reduced to – pleading for you to vaccinate your child as it increases their revenue,” she said.
Jacquie Pearce-Gervis, from an organization called Patient Voice, weighed in on the arm-twisting tactic claiming the doctor “should consider the options, and the consequences carefully”.
“Patients should have the choice as to whether they take up their practice’s offer of a flu vaccination, and not be subject to undue pressure from their doctor”, she said in the article.
But the doctor shows no remorse
However, the doctor “makes no apologies,” arguing that the money gained provides a “vital” source of income.
Which makes you wonder: Are doctors really concerned about your health? There’s nothing in the text message mentioning the patient. It’s all about “supporting your doctor”- financially.
The most shocking thing is that the doctor conveniently ignores the numerous side effects and adverse reactions to the flu vaccine – the most dangerous on the market, according to the U.S. government vaccine tracking system. There are thousands of severe reactions and dozens of deaths every year.
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