Im planning on signing my daughter up for pre school-public..what forum do I give besides the vaccine records? anyone from springfield mass have an issue?
public school vaccine exemption..
Just saw your post...so happy to see someone from Massachusetts with suggestions on the religious exemption from vaccines...could you please tell me where I could find the religious exemption forms? Or is this just a written statement? Did you ever need a letter from a clergy member? I read so many different things on the internet and I am feeling overwhelmed. This is a relief to hear you have never had any issues with it. Is this as easy for preschool as well? Doctors have made us feel like they'll never be admitted to school without vaccines and I always leave the office all worked up about how hard getting them into school will be. One more thing, do the schools ask for medical records for? ...One of my kids had to have a tetnus shot after getting stitches and I am worried that the schools will look at this and question whether we are being sincere with our beliefs.
Thanks so much for your time - any suggestions would be appreciated and put my mind at ease!!
~Mom of Twins
Take a look at this thread to get a better idea of what you can do. You absolutely do not need anything from a clergy member. Basically what we do is to print out the letter on that thread. Change it to fit with our child, school, date, and then just staple it to the school physical form with no vaccination records filled out on it. I just read the all or nothing information on that thread though about vaccinations, so I'm glad I didn't bother putting even the couple he had recieved on there!
I am interested in this too, for preschool next year. My DS will be partially vaxed and I want him to have titer testing before any further vaccinations. However, I think I will need to write an exemption letter anyways. If I understand it correctly, if you write an exemption letter you just submit the physical from dr. with no vaccination record. BUT (and I hope others can provide more information or correct me if I am wrong) I just learned that the State of MA collects records on vaccinations into a state-wide electronic system that can be accessed by other drs and school personnel UNLESS you opt out of it (which I will be).
I think I have read this right and if I am writing an exemption letter I imagine I don't want the school reading my son's records and questioning why he has some vax and not others, right?