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#1 of 4 Old 06-11-2012, 12:21 AM - Thread Starter
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My brain is just having problems wading through all of the information out there.  From what I understand, if my child is to enter any childcare facility in Illinois, I need to have proof that I'm following the recommend vaccination schedule for them.  The religious exemption would be an all-or-nothing kind of thing, not really covering a delayed schedule.  But I did see one part of the law that stated this:


"A child or student shall be considered to be in compliance with the law if there is evidence of the intent to comply.


Am I reading it correctly that if I can find a physician willing to provide such evidence (a letter), I can get by with a delayed schedule? 


(Yes, I'm thinking and planning ahead.  The child won't even be here until November and hopefully not in any kind of childcare facility until at least 6mo of age.)

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I'm not sure but thought i'd post to bump your thread up so someone might share any info they have. :)

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Doesn't IL allow philosophical exemptions to vaccines?
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If you are planning to have the "child up to date" by the time they are in school no worries, that law mostly applies to school.  If you have started the vaccines and have a plan from the doctor to catch up, they will allow the child in school. 

If you are worried about daycare, I guess it would depend on how long you plan to delay, but you could always do a complete exemption (religious, IL doesn't have philosophical) and then vaccinate as you want and once you start vaccinating you are showing intent.  Or if you are planning to just delay slightly and spread out (say using Dr. Sears) have your doctor sign your schedule even if they don't agree with it (ya know not C D C), it is still showing intent. 

So if the child care is taking any state aid/funding they have to allow your child in with one of the two.  


OR you can try to find a private in home day care that doesn't care. 

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