My daughter starts kindergarten (in Connecticut) in the fall, and she is very excited. We haven't registered yet (which they said is ok, we have a month), but we went to the orientation. The school nurse at the orientation seemed extremely hard-core, insisting that children MUST have ALL vaccinations in order to be allowed in, so I felt like I might have a bit of a fight on my hands.
I talked to a mom in the same town, but different school district who has done some vaccines when her littles were born, but hasn't since, and she said she's had no problems.
Yesterday I was at our pediatrician, and the receptionist looked at her computer and said, "I know you guys don't do shots, but I just want to warn you that the public school is going to give you a hard time". I pressed her a little further and she said, I said, "what can they do, we're protected if we claim a religious exemption", and she said "Well, the law also states that children need to be vaccinated, just be prepared for a power struggle".
I really don't know what she's talking about specifically, and am wondering if she might be trying to scare me because she doesn't agree with our beliefs, but I'm a little worried. My daughter is so excited to start school and I'd hate to have to fight to get her in, and honestly don't know what I should know in advance.
Can anyone offer any help/guidance or a story about how things went for you, something that can help be be prepared and ease my mind a bit?