|Originally posted by carmen veranda
In our state, in order for a day care to be registered and licenced they must have proof of immunizations for all children in their care. So if you think you might ever want to use licenced day care, this might be a consideration.
Do you have the law specifically stating this? EVERY state in this nation gives the option for families to not vax. The religious exemption is available in every state.
If you are in South Dakota, the law regarding exemptions from vaxes:
SDCL 13-28-7. 1.
1) Certification from a licensed physician stating the physical condition of the child would be such that a test or immunization would endanger his life or health.
2) A written statement signed by one parent or guardian that the child is an adherent to a religious doctrine whose teachings are opposed to such test and immunization.
In a nutshell, SD allows for a medical OR religious exemption.
I have seen countless day care admission forms where the boxes for these two exemption options are listed quite simply, and the parent only need check the applicable box. I would assume such a form exists for daycare institutions in South Dakota.
Oatmeal, I know you live in CA, just wanted to reiterate to anyone reading that no vaccine is mandated in this country for a licensed daycare attendance. Likewise, I have never seen a daycare prohibited from existing based on less than 100% rate of vaxed children in attendence. If this exists, I'd love to be aware of it.