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Walgreens employees "accidentally" administer flu vaccine to nursing student without consent

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(NaturalNews) A nursing student from Colorado learned the hard way recently that subjecting herself to the vaccine brownshirts at a local Walgreens pharmacy was an irreparable mistake, resulting in her being injected with a flu vaccine without her consent.

Eloise Bacon, a nursing student at Arizona State College, says she entered the Walgreens store at 7190 E. Hampden Ave. in Denver with the intent to get hepatitis B and MMR vaccines, which she is required to have in order to attend school.

But when store employees proceeded to inject her with just one vaccine before sending her on her way, she came to the startling realization that she had been duped into getting a flu shot rather than the shots she requested.

"She sterilized my arm, put the shot in, and said, 'You're good to go,'" explained Bacon to Denver's 7NEWS. "I said 'What about the other one? There's supposed to be Hep B and MMR.' So she told me, 'Oh whoops! They told me in the back you just wanted your flu shot.'"

According to Bacon, she had never mentioned a flu shot to any Walgreens employees that day. In fact, the pharmacist on duty never even asked her for her name or whether or not she had allergies, which should have been a red flag that something was amiss.

"It's not like swallowing a pill where I can pump my stomach or something," lamented Bacon to 7NEWS about what happened. "It's in my blood stream, I can't get that out no matter how bad I want to."

Walgreens employees threatened with termination for not selling enough flu shots

The Walgreens store in question claims that the mistake was an "accident," but this is highly unlikely. As we reported back in 2011, Walgreens actively incentivizes its employees to push flu shots on customers by threatening them with write-ups or even termination if they don't administer enough of them.

Many Natural News readers contacted us that year to explain that Walgreens employees were literally harassing them to get their flu shots, which several Walgreens store employees who wished to remain anonymous for their own protection told us was the result of threats and intimidation.

"I have been told that I have to push the flu shot on my customers, arrange flu shot clinics at off-site locations and draw up flu shots to give to the customers," reported one Walgreens employee.

Another employee explained that, although financial incentives and bonuses were not always offered, Walgreens employees were told they would be punished "if they [forgot] to ask each customer who enters their stores if they want a flu shot."

It is thus reasonable to surmise that, in Bacon's case, the "accidental" administration of a flu shot instead of routine immunizations may have been a convenient way for store employees to reach that flu shot quota without the customer's consent.

At least one Walgreens store has offered reward incentives to its employees who sell the most flu shots. We were told by one reader that she was given the inside scoop about the flu shot agenda at Walgreens, and why so many drug stores these days are pushing flu shots with considerable aggression.

"A Walgreen's employee who checked me out yesterday asked if I had gotten my flu shot," this Natural News reader reported. "I said no. She pressed me to get it. Then, she added that their entire staff was going to be rewarded with iPads when they met their quota."






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