Hi there -- I was just hoping for an update. Did they ever back off?
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2/25/10 at 3:17pm
They haven't bothered me since the nurse said something,so I'm just letting it go for now.Hopefully it stays this way.The school department has absolutely no money,they're cutting things left and right,so I don't think they really want to get their lawyers involved in this.
Immunization Information for Schools
In Rhode Island, all students entering public or private preschools, elementary, middle, or high schools must have required immunizations. The school-entry requirements are based on national recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and on input from Rhode Island’ s medical community.
Rhode Island regulation allows for exemption from immunization requirements for documented temporary, medical, or religious reasons. Exemption forms must be ordered by school medical staff.
Well I talked to the attorney general's office.They directed me to the commisioner of education.He was very nice and said he was going to work on this.The school commitee president was also very nice.They are going to bring it up at the next meeting,which I am going to attend if I can.I am so nervous about that though.I don't know what to say if they ask my religious reasons,just that I am religiously apposed to the practice of vaccination.I don't know how to put it into words,yk?
I did fill out the form,had a heck of a time getting it from the nurse last year.Thankfully she is retired!The new nurse seems very nice,but we'll see.Thanks everyone!My anxiety is still through the roof but I'm feeling a little better.
|State mandatory vaccination laws have their roots in the 1905 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Jacobsen v Massachusetts. A Swedish Lutheran pastor, Reverend Henning Jacobsen and his son objected to a law requiring revaccination with smallpox vaccine because they had suffered severe reactions to the first vaccination. The nine Supreme Court justices at the turn of the century denied Jacobsen and his lawyers the right to present scientific evidence for harm caused by the smallpox vaccine, preferring to believe the lawyers representing public health officials who convinced them that doctors could predict ahead of time who would be injured by vaccination.|