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NJ Daycare exemption needed, please!

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm asking for a good friend of mine. She feels as though she is forced to vaccinate her children to put them in daycare. I don't even live in the States anymore, so I really don't know how to help her, but I know there must be something she can do.

Please help! Thanks so much!
post #2 of 13
The first thing you have to do is find the actual statute for new jersey. See what it says and go from there.
post #3 of 13
Most states have religious as well as medical exemptions.

She can take advantage of either one. If you are candid with your doctor, and say you believe the vaccine to be possibly deleterious to the child's health and why, your doctor may agree with you and write the exemption based on those concerns. If he says no - find anther doctor, and another, and another, ............
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks very much! These exemptions are sufficient for day care as well as public school, correct?


ETA: So she needs a piece of paper from her doctor? I'm just trying to find out exactly how this works.
Thanks again!
post #5 of 13
I'm sorry I am not in New Jersey so I am not sure exactly how it works. Each state has a department that oversees. In my state it is the Deaprtment of Health - you would need to contact them to find out exactly how to get an exemption - unless someone from NJ pops up here and can tell you.

Here I found this link that might give you what you arelooking for
http://www.vaclib.org/exempt/newjersey.htm
post #6 of 13
She will need to file a religious exemption. Medical exemptions are difficult to get. Drs only sign medical exemptions.

Go to NVIC for NJ vax law.

our religious beliefs can change, so you can exempt a previously vaxed child. You could also pretend your child is not vaxed to make life easier.


Some states, like NY(contact Gary Krasner for help -- On the NYS form they request that your letter:

-explains why are you are requesting the exemption
-describes the religious principles that guide your objection to vaxes
-indicates whether you are opposed to all vaxes, and if not, why you are opposed to some vaxes but not others

As long as your letter covered those 3 points then they shouldn't ask for any "supporting evidence".)


and NJ allow the state to question the sincerity of your beliefs; the following is VERY important.



-For a religious exemption you need to be "against the practice of vaccination". If you give your reasons to be against vaccinations as:

"I'm against vaccination because they use aborted fetal cells" - This is a philosophical reason.

"I'm against pre-marital sex and some vaxes are for sexually transmitted diseases." This is a philosophical reason.

Again, you have to be against the the practice of vaccination. For a more through explanation of why this is read the Wexler decision below.

-Also, you DO NOT have to be a member of a religion doctrinally opposed to vaccination. You can be Wiccan, Lutheran, Catholic, Jewish, church of the flip flops, and still claim a religious exemption do to your personal religious beliefs against the practice of vaccination. Dr. Mercola does a good job of explaining this in my Religious Exemptions link below (you may have to register to read it).

-One more thing, you do not want to include specific biblical verses as your interpretation could be challenged. You need to describe your personal religious beliefs.



-Require that all questions regarding your exemption be in writing and give answers in writing. Do not give verbal responses.

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To find out what exemptions are offered by your state (for school and such) check here:
http://www.nvic.org/state-site/state-exemptions.htm

http://www.novaccine.com/law-exemptions/



All states except West Virginia and Mississippi offer religious and/or philosophical exemptions, and the supreme court ruled that you do not have to belong to a non-vaxing religion or have clergy sign your religious exemption. Exemptions can be submitted in lieu of vaccination records (I would do it this way).



A US Federal Court ruling (binding on NY only) that determined that you do not have to belong to a particular religion to use a religious exemption is:
Sherr v. Northport-East Northport Union Free Sch. Dist., 672 F. Supp. 81, 89-90 (E.D. N.Y. 1987)
http://www.vaclib.org/exempt/consent.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/...es_chptr13.htm


Sample Religious Exemption Letter

Quote:
To whom it may concern;



(We / I) {First and Last name(s)}, as the {(parent (s) / guardian(s)} of ______________________(name of newborn child) are exercising (our/my) rights under the US Constitution, PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, ARTICLE 21. CONTROL OF ACUTE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES,TITLE VI. POLIOMYELITIS AND OTHER DISEASES, NY CLS Pub Health § 2164 (2002), to receive Religious Exemption from Vaccination, ALL injections, prophylaxis, & testing due to our genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the practices herein required.

The U.S. Supreme Court held in Frazee V. Illinois Dept. of Security, 489 U.S. 829, that a religious belief is subject to protection even though no religious group espouses such beliefs or the fact that the religious group to which the individual professes to belong may not advocate or require such belief. This ruling is also reflected in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended Nov. 1, 1980; Part 1605.1-Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Religion.



Sincerely,

Your signature.
Date
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Oh dear, oh my, thank you SO SO MUCH! I am going to just c&p your post to my friend. Thank you! This is wonderful info. I'm not in the country so I really didn't even know where to start.

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckumelos View Post
I'm sorry I am not in New Jersey so I am not sure exactly how it works. Each state has a department that oversees. In my state it is the Deaprtment of Health - you would need to contact them to find out exactly how to get an exemption - unless someone from NJ pops up here and can tell you.

Here I found this link that might give you what you arelooking for
http://www.vaclib.org/exempt/newjersey.htm
Thank you so much, also for this link, there's great info there!
post #9 of 13
What about home-birth, do you still need to file an exemption, to not be forced vaccination on later doctor appointments?
post #10 of 13
As far as going to a doctor - read all the waivers you sign before you give your doctor sovereign over your child. The law does not apply to doctors appointments. Just tell your doctor you are not giving vaccinations at that time. He may TRY to force the issue, but the laws are only in place for children in daycare, or school, and there are EXEMPTIONS (as has been stated numerous times). And PLEASE try to find a doctor who is understanding and friendly about delayed or no-vaccinations.

As for having a homebirth I suggest you get your hospital exemption papaerwork in order just in case of complications. However unlikely it is, you may end up in a hospital and will regret not having taken care of this beforehand.
post #11 of 13

I know this thread is really old but I need help.  I am about to enroll my daughter in a daycare and I need to provide a religious exemption letter.  I've seen the samples on the link about but they seem a little old and I'm not sure if they have changed since then.

 

I have never written anything like this before.  Can someone from New Jersey help me?  Does anyone have a sample letter that they have used recently and has worked?  This has been stressing me out so much lately.  I don't like how it feels like everyone is trying to force me to give my child vaccinations.  I spoke to a lawyer friend of mine and he said he didn't want to vaccinate his child but pretty much had to once he wanted to get him in school.  I asked why he didn't use religious exemption and he said it was too hard or wouldn't work.

 

Someone please help me!  Thank you.

post #12 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by fyjm226 View Post
 

I know this thread is really old but I need help.  I am about to enroll my daughter in a daycare and I need to provide a religious exemption letter.  I've seen the samples on the link about but they seem a little old and I'm not sure if they have changed since then.

 

I have never written anything like this before.  Can someone from New Jersey help me?  Does anyone have a sample letter that they have used recently and has worked?  This has been stressing me out so much lately.  I don't like how it feels like everyone is trying to force me to give my child vaccinations.  I spoke to a lawyer friend of mine and he said he didn't want to vaccinate his child but pretty much had to once he wanted to get him in school.  I asked why he didn't use religious exemption and he said it was too hard or wouldn't work.

 

Someone please help me!  Thank you.

 

here is a copy of the law

http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/religious_exemption.pdf

 

maybe something along  the lines of:

                                    Dear School, 

                                             I am opting out of the vaccination mandate for my child to attend school,  due to our sincere religious beliefs.  We believe the body is made pure by God, our Creator, and to inject chemicals and unnatural substances goes against His word, and our beliefs.  

                                                                                                        Sincerely, XXXXXXX

 

Here is another reference to use if you want to include verses

  • Quote:
    The Bible teaches that the body is “The temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own. For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) To inject known neurotoxins into our children or ourselves, which have known health risks, would be a violation of these biblical teachings.

     

  • Quote:
    The Bible teaches that when man’s law contradicts God’s law, His people must obey God over man. (Acts 5:29). Therefore, be it known, should any policy, edict or legislation of man decree our children must be vaccinated, we must obey God rather than man just as Moses’ parents of old, we will do so without fear. (Exodus 2).

    http://www.childhoodshots.com/Biblical-Reasons-Not-to-Vaccinate-s/65.htm

post #13 of 13

Thank you for your response and link!  I've been reading some conflicting information about including bible verses.  I'm trying to find the source but one website said not to include bible verses because the meaning could be interpreted differently or something like that.  I'm going to try to find it.

 

Since you provided the link to the actual law I see the letter I was going to use does seem up to date.  What do you think about this?

 

[Date]

The undersigned is the parent or guardian of [Child's name].

 

The State Sanitary Code (26:1A-9.1) provides for "exemption for pupils from mandatory immunization if the parent or guardian of the pupil objects thereto in a written statement signed by the parent or guardian upon the ground that the proposed immunization interferes with the free exercise of the pupil's religious rights."

 

I do therefore hereby certify that the proposed immunization interferes with the free exercise of the child's religious rights.  The administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the child's exercise of religious tenets or practices in that we object to the administration of such agents by injection or orally based upon our religious beliefs.

 

[Signature of Parent or Guardian]

 

It's from http://www.lifespirit.org/immunop.html#Sample

 

Thanks again for your help.

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