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post #21 of 33
i worked at a cdc while we were in germany, and during one of the classes we had to take, meds or something, they mentioned vax waivers, but pretty much said they like to make it super hard to get. i know we ad at least one kid come in for hourly who wasnt vaxed.


good luck
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by ashleyhaugh View Post
i worked at a cdc while we were in germany, and during one of the classes we had to take, meds or something, they mentioned vax waivers, but pretty much said they like to make it super hard to get.
Yesterday the enrollment lady mentioned that the CDC director was just in training (this week?) with other MWRs and religious exemptions were mentioned. She said they stressed exemptions needed to be on church letterhead. ??? Funny training if the Army regs don't specify the need for church letterhead.
post #23 of 33
You're ordained now? I might consider doing the same. LOL
post #24 of 33
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You're ordained now? I might consider doing the same. LOL
Oooh... or we could all just join her "church" and have her send out letters stating she won't allow us to vaccinate and still be members. LOL!
post #25 of 33
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Oooh... or we could all just join her "church" and have her send out letters stating she won't allow us to vaccinate and still be members. LOL!
LOL
I've even got official church letterhead for those letters.
post #26 of 33
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I just wanted to give another update. I recieved a voicemail from the registration woman saying there was still some confusion and no one can figure out if they exemptions are allowed or not. I'll be calling her back and telling her not to bother, but I will also give the specific regulations for Army, Navy and Marine Corp CDC's so that they will know they ARE allowed. But if this is the way the place is ran, I don't want my son going there. I'll just find a sitter. I'm interviewing someone soon to watch my son when I have appointments, and I don't think she'll ask about vaxes.

So, I thank each one of you who so helpfully supplied links and support and info and knowledge. To me, it's just not worth it right now to fight with them to get my son to attend somewhere that I'm not so sure I want him attending.

Thank you all.
post #27 of 33
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But if this is the way the place is ran, I don't want my son going there. I'll just find a sitter. I'm interviewing someone soon to watch my son when I have appointments, and I don't think she'll ask about vaxes.

So, I thank each one of you who so helpfully supplied links and support and info and knowledge. To me, it's just not worth it right now to fight with them to get my son to attend somewhere that I'm not so sure I want him attending.

Thank you all.
Well you could fight until they give in, then say you don't want him under the care of people who would treat you this way.

I'd still be tempted to write a letter to my congressman about how they trample the rights of dependents and discriminate against those trying to legitimately use these services .
post #28 of 33
What a mess. I feel so bad for the all stress you were put through.
How on earth are they confused?
post #29 of 33
Just wanted to update that the CDC accepted my religious exemption request!
It took a month, so I was real worried they were going to reject it and I was going to have to make a stink.
And I'm even more excited because I just found out that my new baby wouldn't have been able to fit into our present daycare, so this is working out well. woohoo!

The only caveat is that I live in NJ and the flu vaccination is required for daycare...and they mentioned that if there is an outbreak my son needs to leave. (which they will have to define and prove outbreak at the time of the flu because they had a very shaky definition when I questioned it)
post #30 of 33

Chiropractors against vaccination religion...

Made an ooops sorry...
post #31 of 33
Thread Starter 
That's great! I'm so glad yours was accepted!

You know, they never did call me back again after that last post. I never even told them I wasn't interested anymore. Ah well, I found a sitter who lives close to me and seems very nice.
post #32 of 33
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The only caveat is that I live in NJ and the flu vaccination is required for daycare...and they mentioned that if there is an outbreak my son needs to leave. (which they will have to define and prove outbreak at the time of the flu because they had a very shaky definition when I questioned it)
Yes, I'd 'demand' that they certify in writing that they are in position of a lab report that confirms that a child in the daycare is infected with strain A,B, or C (whatever the strains are) that is included in the flu vaccine. The flu is easy to mistake for other illnesses and if it is not a strain in the vax then your child should not be excluded for not being vaccinated with a vaccine that could never (if working perfectly) have prevented the child's illness.
post #33 of 33
Just wanted to clarify regulations on the Air Force side of the house. AFI 34-276, Family Child Care Programs, provides guidance regarding FCC providers ... those who provide child care to no more than 6 children in their own home during the day (considered contractors by the government). AFI 34-248, Child Development Centers provides guidance regarding the CDC, which is basically the daycare center for AD dependants on the Air Force installation. Either way, both point to AFJI 48-110, Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis as the standard for setting policy regarding immunization requirements. AFJI 48-110 does provide for religious exemption in 3-2(4), as stated above.

I am fighting this battle now. Hopefully I won't have to bring my chain of command into it ... :
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