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anyone know what is required for a medical exemption?

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Thread Starter 

In light of the attack on the philosophical exemption in California (AB2109, hearing is 4/17 if you haven't spoken up, ask me how), I'm wondering what is involved in getting a medical exemption.  I know my DS allergic to eggs should in theory be exempt from egg-containing vaccines but this doesn't help my other 2 kids and only a few contain eggs anyway.  Thoughts?

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Thread Starter 

There's supposedly a permanent medical exemption in CA, who knows who long there will be.

post #4 of 9

Our child's MD who is sympathetic to our situation based on family history of serious reactions wrote a medical exemption for him for all vaccines, citing genetic predisposition to vaccine reactions.  It was promptly rejected by the Dept. of Health.  My guess is that unless your request for a medical exemption is post trauma such as a child was near death from an indisputable vaccine reaction or irreversibly damaged, they won't give a medical exemption.  Draconian.

post #5 of 9

i think an acceptable letter of medical objection from an Md would have to include the name/mfg of the vaccine, lot#, adverse event following vaccination, mandated/documented legal proof of adverse reaction as determined by administering Md,  and outcome of vaccine injury investigation.  

post #6 of 9

Yup. They are practically impossible to obtain and are good for 1 vaccine and usually post injury. If a parent want to selectively vaccinate in a state that does not offer the philisophical exemption. They are forced to basically get sneaky. Politicians are so stupid. Don't they realize that some parents just want to opt out of a few and would get the rest, but my making it an all or nothing thing, some end up doing none.

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Originally Posted by Marnica View Post

Yup. They are practically impossible to obtain and are good for 1 vaccine and usually post injury. If a parent want to selectively vaccinate in a state that does not offer the philisophical exemption. They are forced to basically get sneaky. Politicians are so stupid. Don't they realize that some parents just want to opt out of a few and would get the rest, but my making it an all or nothing thing, some end up doing none.



yep, this is what I told the doctor at their last visit (even though, I really feel comfortable not doing any) there was a time where I did want to do a few, but because the law was all or none, I went with none.  To me it was the less of two evils.  

post #8 of 9

I am in IL, and was told that my allergist could fill out a form or write a letter stating that my dd is NOT to get ANY vaccines due to her immense # and severity of allergies to foods, enviros, chemicals, drugs, etc.  I talked to the school and they are in agreement w/me.  Am I going to have issues from the state????

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From my knowledge of non-vaxers in IL, It's usually handled at the School/district level.  If the school doesn't have enough of a % of vaccinated students, they can lose funding (I had a link about that somewhere, can't remember where I found it right now).  So if you are in a high vaccinated school, you will probably not be given much trouble, and if anything it will be sent to the county level first.  So really if you school is cool, then you will probably be fine unless there is some type of "outbreak".  If the school doesn't want to let you in, that's when it goes up the ladder to county and then state.

 

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