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post #21 of 28

Looks like VT just lost the philisophical exemption - this is a tradegy and scary to me. Our personal freedoms and rights are being stripped away. Makes me so angry.....

 

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20120302/NEWS03/203020305/1095/Vermont-Senate-endorses-change-immunization-exemptions

post #22 of 28

angry.gif I wonder what happens next school year when a whole ton of parents "find religion?" I wonder if they will have additional problems.

 

This is very scary, and should be to more people... because after vaccines... what is next?

Propaganda machine has so many people riled up into believing that all vpds are such a clear and present danger to general public that we must ignore issues of individual choice and bodily autonomy. (yes, religious exemption is still available, but the state is essentially saying exemption should only be available for medical reason or if you are religious fundamentalist, parents are not allowed to have other concerns. Some people have issues with lying/exaggerating about their *religion* or lack of).

 

 
post #23 of 28
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I feel that if "we" were really concerned with public health (and not pharma finances), certain vaxes would be prioritized and more concessions would be made for sel/del vaxers... different types of exemptions could exist so that parents with partially vaxed kids don't have to hide vax record and make them look like non-vaxers for religious exemption. Every state should have medical, religious, and philo exemptions. Does cp really need to be required?  flu? hpv? Can't there be "required" and "recommended," and still exemptions? Why can't we get separate MMR anymore? Maybe some ppl would be inclined to vax for measles (especially since we have now created generations without natural immunity), but see mumps/rubella as less valuable and decline the whole mmr. Why do babies need to carry the burden of the general public? Where is the additional/ "real" vaccine safety/efficacy research in regards to common concerns - ex. aluminum or the cumulative schedule? ... Even the most pro-vax probably can admit that all vpd are not equal... it seems like forcing people into the vax schedule as is (or growing) = more parents doing alternative/non vaxing. If "we" believe in herd immunity - shouldn't we care more about measles than cp, and not jepordize that potential selective vaxer turning into non-vaxer?

 

I couldn't agree more!  It drives me batty when I read a propaganda piece in a newspaper, (and I swear it's the same article every time, maybe with a lazy journalist changing a word or two) in which some "alarmed" public health official preaches about how today's parents should get their kids fully "immunized" because they don't understand what it was like when polio was around.  Really?  Polio?  We're going to equate every single vaccine and related disease with polio???  Think fast: When was the last time all of the children in your neighborhood were quarantined

because of a Hep B outbreak?  Really disingenuous comparison. 

 

As to your question about legislation, here is a list of pending vaccine-related legislation in different states: http://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx  I recommend registering for these alerts. btw. thumb.gif

post #24 of 28

we have to rememeber that this just for public school entrance..government run schools, makes sense that they would have government run vaccination rules.  Not saying it's fair or right, but I do believe we will always have the right over our own bodies, and we will always have the right to homeschool if we do not agree with public school rules..if we ever lose these rights, I will move. 

post #25 of 28

In some states when you homeschool the vaccine laws apply as well so there you go. Also I think it is important to understand that homeschooling is a luxury that is not afforded by many many people - myself included. We are a double income family - this is by necessity, not choice and I couldn't stop working and homeschool my child if I wanted to. We simply could not survive on 1 income.

 

 I used to think pretty much what you just said, but I have seen just in the last 4 years since my son was born, how hot this topic has become. I think it's going to get alot worse before it gets any better. Maybe Ive just become cynical??

 

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we have to rememeber that this just for public school entrance..government run schools, makes sense that they would have government run vaccination rules.  Not saying it's fair or right, but I do believe we will always have the right over our own bodies, and we will always have the right to homeschool if we do not agree with public school rules..if we ever lose these rights, I will move. 



 

post #26 of 28
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we have to rememeber that this just for public school entrance..government run schools, makes sense that they would have government run vaccination rules. 


In every state, school vaccination laws apply to both public and private schools, and in many states, home schools as well.

 

post #27 of 28

can you link to proof of this?  I don't doubt it I just want to see it.  I was under the impression that private & homeschools could decide.  
 

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In every state, school vaccination laws apply to both public and private schools, and in many states, home schools as well.

 



 

post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by lovebeingamomma View Post

can you link to proof of this?  I don't doubt it I just want to see it.  I was under the impression that private & homeschools could decide.  
 



 



 You have to read the laws of the individual state. It is in the wording how they define "school". In some states it includes private and homeschooled, in some it does not. Each state is different. I am pretty sure most if not all states language includes private school (meaning elementary on up so thus often does not include preschool and daycare centers) However some states have a section that addresses prechool and daycare separately and I think most of the time if private school is included in the definition so is preschool and daycares.

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