I want to make sure I'm aware when the school gives out vaccines. I would certainly be keeping him home from school on those days as well. Do they send out letters to all parents beforehand, and are there any types of cases where they do not need to notify parents? I'm assuming they need the parents' signature first. I have a fear that they will not notify me and give my child a vaccine withouy my knowledge, and how would I know if they did? I remember reading a case where this has happened, where the school vaccinated a child who was exempt.
By the way, just curious, after the school administered the nasal flu vaccine, do you recall if your child got the flu from being around all of those live viruses?
They did send out a letter that had a permission form attached to it, and told the date it was going to be given. I can't think of any reason they would be allowed to give your child a vaccination without your permission but if you look at some permission forms you sign for field trips or camps there is wording that says you give permission for your child to have medical care - where I could see your child might be given a DTaP if she had to go to the ER. I could also see an "oops" happening, my child getting in the wrong line and getting it by mistake.
The vaccine was given on a Friday, I kept my kid home that day and he didn't get the flu this year. ( We've never had the flu that I know of)