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We have found the vaccine issue to be more of an annoyance than an actual problem. We have a fantastic pediatrician that we drive 40mins to Albany for, and he's very accepting of non-vaccinating patients. He will want to know your reasons for not, but he will not push you at all. I think he just wants to make sure you've done some research and are educated on the risks either way. We ended up doing DTAP, because we were concerned about tetanus, but we waited until the kids were 5 and 3 and it was fine. That's the only one we've done. Feel free to PM me for his info. I don't want to spread it publicly, because our dr. before him became well known and ended up being basically run out of the country to Australia, which was really devastating to the non-vaxing community. This doctor is also fantastic about breastfeeding. A friend of mine told him she was still nursing her 3 yo, and his response was: 'wow, what a lucky little girl!"

About schools... We homeschooled until my first son was 6, and it was not really working out. We ended up putting him in a montessori school (about 15-20mins from albany), and it hasn't been a problem. They pretty much just look the other way. We did have to fill out the standard medical form, but it wasn't even discussed. I know that about half the kids aren't vaccinated.

Good luck!!
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Girlfromenc could you please MSG me with the vax friendly doc you use? Thanks!
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