Not vaccinating in New Jersey (+ preschool in Gloucester County) - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 03-25-2013, 06:27 AM - Thread Starter
 
romajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi all,

I had posted over on the New Jersey Tribal area board, and was told I might have better luck with my questions over here. Hope that's okay!

Okay, so, my oldest is going to be four next month, and I am looking into having him start preschool in the fall. I am trying to figure out what the best way to go about a religious exemption is. I know if it's public school, we would just attach a copy of New Jersey's law, along with a short letter stating that vaccines conflict with our religious beliefs. Because the preschools are private though, it is my understanding that they have the right to deny him based on this, is that correct? If so, when/how should I bring the vax issue up with the schools? I read that most feel it's best to say nothing, and just include the religious exception letter in replace of the vax records when the time comes, but because this is private, I don't want fall to come and then there suddenly be a problem when they realize he hasn't been vaxed for things.

Also, New Jersey is pretty much an "all or nothing" state, right? Since I have to say it goes against our religious beliefs, it's best to act as though he hasn't ever been vaxed for anything, correct? (He was vaxed on a very delayed, selective schedule).

Also, does anyone have any preschool recommendations in Gloucester County? We are in Mullica Hill, and are strongly considering The Goddard School here. Probably a long shot, but is anyone familiar with this branch (or just have any experience with Goddard Schools in general?).

Any insight/advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
 

romajo is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 03-26-2013, 10:21 AM
 
ErinMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

gods be good! theres another "free thinker" in s.jersey! i cant actually help you, my oldest will be 4 soon, however, i do not plan on sending them to preschool.  i believe in unschooling with some homeschooling. im in wenonah and ppl here say the preschool is really good, "all gods children", its held in a catholic church, i dont know if they include religion in daily activities. we dont vax at all and i just dont talk about it... i only talk to one mother in town, though so it doesnt come up... well, as i said, cant help but i just wanted to respond to another rarity around here... best of luck! 

ErinMomma is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 03-26-2013, 11:06 AM
 
shoremom1217's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There's a great yahoo group. NJVaccinationSupport
Lots of info and resources for school letters, peds, etc
shoremom1217 is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 04-18-2013, 08:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
romajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

ErinMomma - Thanks for the info, so nice to see another Gloucester County mama here! :)

Shoremom - I joined the yahoo group and posted, thanks for the suggestion!

romajo is offline  
Reply

Tags
Vaccinations

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off