Originally Posted by mirlow
I think you're right. I know I can worry, and then I remind myself I'm not doing anything wrong. I guess if you've every been hassled it can stick with you. You just have to be strong
I've decided to continue to put off all vaccines and boosters. What I don't understand is the selective vaccination in this state? If it's an all or nothing package then why would my dr. push certain vaccinations, or should I say recommend the ones she thinks my kids should at least
get if I do decide to vaccinate? Wouldn't I then need to go back and get all the vaccines they didn't get when they were younger?
Remember your doc likely doesn't know anything about the exemption law. Your doc is going to make medical recommendations you may or may not agree with and may or may not decide to follow but it is not connected to the exemption.
If the school district is faced with a medical form that shows selective vaccination, it can reject the exemption and the exemption law would support that decision. The wording requires you object to vaccination, not to a particular vaccine. I have never looked at the legislative history on the religious exemption, but I would be surprised if the draftors even thought about selective vaccination.
As far as deciding to get vaccines when kids are older, I have, for example, thought about getting my boys vaxed for mumps if they live in a dorm if/when they go to college. Using my own risk/benefit analysis, that vaccine may be appropriate for that situation. There is no need to go back and get vaccines that are given to younger kids because even assuming there is a reason to get the vaccines, you don't "catch up" with vaccines. There is an increase in mumps cases in college dorms both because of the living conditions and because even kids who have gotten mumps vaccine as younger children no longer have whatever antibody they received from the vaccine. No vaccine lasts forever. Or, more accurately, no vaccine protection last forever.
Side effects can be permanent (but that is for another forum area
Does that make sense?