Originally Posted by grisandole
UGH! I joke with him that all my organic food and no vax were for naught now that he is military :)
Hopefully it's still helping!
But does he know that any future wife or children can get vaccine exemptions? They make it sound like vaccines are mandatory to go to DoD schools and to participate in some child-centered military base activities, but they're not.
I know someone who laid the foundation to get exemptions easily once DS2 was born and she told her doctor she wanted a religious one.
The doctor wanted the parents to sign one of those forms forcing them to admit that not vaccinating would be harmful. The M.D. handed them the form already signed, expecting them to sign it right there and hand it back immediately. The mother took one look at it and said, "I'll need to look this over." She then took it home and crossed out words and whole sentences she didn't agree with, and added text where necessary to make the form agreeable and not ridiculous and then gave it back at the following visit. Boy was the doctor surprised when she saw how altered it was. But too bad so sad, the form is now in their files and has set a precedent that follows them from station to station, and no one even bats an eye when they say they have an exemption. I told her to be sure to make a copy of it in case it "accidentally" disappears.