With an exemption already on file, wouldn't the school nurse be responsible for making sure that it is known that we have an exemption? Especially since in the next sentence it is stating that I give permission for medical information to be disclosed/shared w/staff who work directly w/my child.
Do/did you sign for consent for you dc? The form needs to go back to school and I don't know what to do? I'm afraid if I write something in, it may call unnecessary attention to the situation. Also, aren't grade school children usually considered 'up-to-date' on all their vax's so would this not even come up?
UGH.... Pulling my hair out here!!
What do you mamas write on these forms?
All natural sahm to dd1(12yo) and dd2(6yo). Married 16 years.
Time for the Master Tonic!
So I would write something on the form like, "We do not vaccinate for religious reasons and we refuse consent for vaccination during emergency medical treatment."
Yeah, it is extra attention to the situation, but the consent form is the ONE form you can be even vaguely assured that the ER will see.
I don't think there is any fool proof way to prevent this scenario - but I certainly do want my son to receive emergency treatment if he needs it. I sign the form and put in huge letters at the bottom, "NO VACCINATION UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES - religious exemption" I also make sure every contact on our emergency form knows our situation with vax so if they are reached first they can advocate for our child until we can get there.
Make your wishes known and hope for the best.
I think I wrote something "we consent to immediate lifesaving and pain treatment ONLY, and NEVER any immunizations"
However...in an emergency? I don't think they'd even look at the slip, and if she did get shipped off to the ER because say, she stepped on a nail on the playground? I' ve no doubt they woudl DTaP her before I could get there.
It REALLY scares me.
DTaP is the only thing I would be concerned about since they consider it emergency medicine. Even though we all know that if there was an actual injury and they were actually worried about tetanus, they would offer TIG since a DTap would be completely useless for the current injury.
If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.
So clever! But how do you get one? Don't you need a MD's note to get one or can you just order one off the internet??
I made it! I think you can get one on the internet and have anything you want engraved on it though
In urgent situations (where care should be started before you can get there but lives aren't at stake) a verbal consent over the phone is sufficient to get things started. For all other urgent visits/emergencies, you can sign the hospital consent when you get there.
And if there will be no parent readily available for an emergency, I'd leave a signed consent with a trusted relative/friend, rather than the school. JMHO.
emergency medicine PA and single mother by choice
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