I am Catholic and from a very small rural area in Illinois. I have been pouring through this site trying to get my ducks in a row for my son. I am reading how it is smart to have an exemption ready in case you have a trip to the emergency room etc... (I wish I would have had one with my 3rd son a couple years ago...... ER nurse not so friendly:(
Anyway...... this is my question. As far as I can tell IL has no philosophical exemption. So we have to go with religious exemption. I know Catholics can morally object to vaccines with fetal cells (rubella and varicella, I think) and Hepatitis A and B because of the nature of the diseases. That is great. However, we don't immunize at all. I don't see how I can write a religious exemption stating I am opposed to vaccinating when everyone in our town knows we are Catholic. Even the football coach I have to turn this form in to. The head coach actually is a member of our tiny parish and sees us doing the music for Mass every week! What do I do??