I am so ANGRY right now. I have had one child with children pox about two weeks ago and three have it this weekend. We did not vaccinate them as conscientious objectors in the state of MN.
My children go to a very small, private, Montessori school where after my first son was diagnosed, an announcement was posted in the hallway. Fine. I get that. They post for lice. Strep throat, whatever. But when my next 3 kids came down with the virus, they sent a letter to EVERY FAMILY in the community saying that "Cases have been identified among students with a conscientious objection exemption to Varicella vaccine..."
Now, while I understand our names were not mentioned in the school-wide letter, it will be very difficult to figure out which 4 of the 125 children in the school had the chicken pox and therefore have a conscientious objection. They might as well have mentioned our names or put a scarlet "CO" on their chests.
I am miffed to say the least. You know how people can be when you decide not to vaccinate? Are my kids going to be shunned? Will we? What happened to our privacy? My kids healthcare privacy? Our healthcare decisions should not be made public and as far as I am concerned they made public.
I am co-chair of the parent association. My husband has been on the board. We donate a lot of $$ not to mention that we pay full tuition for 4 kids. We have loved this school. I am so saddened and upset.
What should I do?