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#1 of 4 Old 05-30-2013, 11:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone else in the US had the county Board of Health do an immunization study? I just got a form in the mail requesting that I send in information on my child's immunization records. They say she was randomly selected from birth certificate files. Hmmm  Anyhow it isn't mandatory I send it in so I'm not, but found it quite odd. The letter starts out " We at the Georgia Immunization Program know that you, as a parent, are concerned about the health of your child. That is why we are asking for a few minutes of your time to help us learn how many 2 year olds in Georgia have the shots necessary to protect them from fourteen vaccine preventable diseases... The information we collect will only be used for this study and no names will be reported to anyone" Yeah right. What a bunch of BS. For one thing, yes I am concerned about the health of my child, but more concerned about the lack of studies on vaccine safety than the actual disease they prevent. Its a shame that you can't trust the system. I guess I'm too much of a conspiracy theorist otherwise I would be glad to submit it along with all of her other stellar health records to show how healthy an unvaxed child can be compared to her peers who have had every shot available. 

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That seems very odd, as they can find this information out from the insurance companies who pay for the well-child/vaccine visits.

At our last pedi visit, I was told I needed to sign some forms. One of them turned out to be a form authorizing the office to release records--including vax records--to our school district, supposedly for MY convenience (yeah, right). And it contained a disclaimer, that the school could release the info elsewhere, and the pedi office could not be held liable.
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Well we have insurance that is filed every time we go even though my ped. is out of network, but i don't recall signing a form like that. I have only signed a paper saying that my doc has discussed vaccines. Crazy

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Never heard of anything like that before. Really weird, I wouldn't be filling it out either...
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