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Question about school/day care requirements

post #1 of 9
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HI Everyone,

I have a question about school and day care requirments for vaccines. We are planning to delay until about 6 months. This means that we will not need get rotavirus because that needs to be done by 15 weeks or something like that. Will we have any problems with school/day care vaccine requirements once he is older and enters preschool? Or will the fact that we delayed give us a medical exemption since the vaccine isn't given to children beyond a certain age?

Thanks for any insight about this!

post #2 of 9

No state law requires children to get vaccines for school or daycare that are not FDA approved for their age. I'm not aware of any state that requires the rotavirus vaccine for school or daycare.

post #3 of 9

The Rotavirus vaccine is not required in any state so you don't have any worries. :)

post #4 of 9

Medical exemptions are only given to children who cannot have a certain vaccine because of a life threatening reaction. You won't get one simply because you want to delay. 

post #5 of 9
You should have no problem with public schools but you may with daycare depending on your state. Where I live daycare centers are not legally required to allow you to opt out.
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You should have no problem with public schools but you may with daycare depending on your state. Where I live daycare centers are not legally required to allow you to opt out.

Where do you live?  Usually if the center accepts any kind of state/federal assistance, they also have to accept the state waiver. 

post #7 of 9

I don't believe Rotavirus vax is required anywhere in the United States. If you're in Queens, NYC, I know for a fact it's not required. No daycare, preschool, private school, public school, or camp will require it.

 

Even the vaccines that are on the required list for preschools, like HiB and Prevnar, have different requirements if the child is older/preschool age. IE- If the child is 15 months or older, only 1 HiB is required, not 3.

 

This is NYC's required vaccines:

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf

post #8 of 9
I won't disclose my location online, but almost no daycare center around here is run on federal funds. Many accept daycare subsidies but the subsidy is a reimbursement not a situation where the federal government is funding anything. Head Start is the only truly federally funded program other than the school district that I am aware of.

As far as I know daycares accepting USDA money are also not required to allow unvaccinated kids in. USDA paperwork is annoying so there aren't a lot of places offering that option in any case. I don't know the exact formula used to determine whether a daycare gets the choice or not but here it is a choice. My friend didn't realize this until she absolutely had to have childcare and she had to go with a crappy provider because there was no time to do research. I suggest making sure your assumptions are correct while there is still time to research good care.
post #9 of 9

But you won't need a waiver for Rotavirus vax, because it's not a required vaccine for school or daycare anywhere in the US. It's just suggested or recommended, not required.

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