Originally Posted by SpottedFoxx
If you bring your child in with say a high fever and bad cough and say that your child is vaccinated, they may not test for everything because they'll assume that your child wouldn't have a particular disease when they may, in fact, have it.
I'm sorry, my assumption is that a high fever and a cough is a good reason for a trip to the pediatrician's office. When I think bringing a child to the ER I think stitches, or broken bones, where the vaccination history has no bearing. Please forgive the assumption. In NY it's not about defending your personal decision to not vaccinate, it's defending your religious beliefs and people there trying to prove you don't actually have any religious standing or beliefs. You can enter with a child that needs a few stitches and have a social worker called to talk.
But besides that, I was simply referencing what happened when my mother was dealing with me and my siblings, in NYC, 18-31 years ago. I am currently pregnant and having to face the decision of what to do myself. If you give birth in a hospital, for example, I have been warned to bring a lawyer AND a letter from a religious leader in order to try and prevent the Hep B shot. (I'm hoping not to be in a hospital). Do you have experience with dealing with NY hospitals and the vaccination topic in particular SpottedFoxx? If so, I would genuinly be very curious as to what happened?