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My DS who is 7 now and going into grade 2 in the fall has never been vaxed. My DD will enter JK in September and has also never been vaxed.
When DS started we downloaded the Exemption Form from the government site, signed it, had it notarized and mailed it to the health unit.
Haven't heard a peep from them since! I know some parents have had some flack though. I am sure ours has gone without any problems as my hubby is a Chiropractor so it is signed with the letters Dr (doctor) by his name.: Like that should make a difference.:
Anyway, that is my experience with vax and school.
My 4 yo ds was fully vaxed as an infant, but he will not be receiving the shots to go to kindergarten. My twins received their last shots at 6 months old and will not be getting anymore. So for them, should I just not turn in a vax record at all? My daycare has vax records on file for all three of them, but last year when I decided not to vax anymore, I filled out a religious exemption for each of them to cover our butts. My daycare hasn't given me a problem at all, but I'm just wondering about experiences with the school systems in Missouri.
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I mailed off my kids names & b-dates to the health dept. listing a request for 3 exemption forms for each, got them back in approximately a week, filled them out, had them notarized, and that was it.
The nurses at both schools were great about it, didn't argue, nothing. DS's kinder teacher was pregnant at the time, too.
His first grade teacher was also pregnant, and that wasn't an issue, either.
In fact, the response of the nurse at this school was even better than at the other one. She thanked me for being on top of getting the exemptions (it expired 2 days before the last school day) and even indicated that if I didn't get them in right on the expiration day, as long as it was in that month it would be fine. I like that nurse anyway, though. She's very personable.
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In the paperwork for DS's registration it says there is only a religious exemption and a medical exemption.It also says that the school should have the religious one.I have been down there twice and every time they look startled and don't have it.They told me to come when the health clerk was in and maybe she would have it.I hope so, school starts next week.
I finally got the paper and filled it out.Short and simple.It just states that if there is a vax preventable outbreak my child would be asked to stay home.I would keep him home anyway but I have the privilege of being a SAHM so I don't have to worry about work time.
It will stay in his file until he graduates so I won't need to fill one out again.
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new school. Philosophical exemption. the end.
Fingers crossed - cause I'm not real big on confrontation though I will if I need to.
Anyhow, when I read that post I wanted to scream! That anyone would allow their child in to see a dr. with out them astounds me and scares me for the child. What does a child know when it comes to asking question and being and informed patient?:
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eta: oh and she actually was partially vaxed until I knew better but I figured it was none of their business which shots she had received and it was easier to say I was oppossed to ALL -- which I am
It took him almost 3 days to finally get a health advisor to accept his waiver. He was shuffled from admissions to the health office and then to the deans office where he had to make an appt. only to be told that the dean could not help him. He was send back to the health dept. and everyone he spoke to said they had never heard of such a waiver and if he wanted to be enrolled and able to choose his classes he would have to receive the vaccinations. On the 3rd day he brought back the exemption formed, notarized this time, and a statement that he would contact a lawyer and address the issue legally if it was not resolved promptly. The health dept. sent him back to admissions and after meeting with an advisor he was admitted into his class (that was already full because of the time he had to wait) and the waiver was accepted, no questions asked.
I can only imagine how many college students are unnecessarily being re-vaccinated because they just don't know they have a choice.
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Hi Where are you in Mass and who was your pediatrician. I am being threatened to leave if I do not vaccinate, I need to find a better Pediatrician.
I ended up switching to a Family Practice physician, and now both DDs and I go to her.
Back to the subject on hand, DD1 started preschool this year, I simply submitted a religious exemption form I downloaded from vaclib.org (with the notarized part omitted), and they have not said anything. It is a preschool at a church, too.
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