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Old 12-10-2009, 12:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I couldn't find anything in a search, but if there's a thread I missed, please link it
Legally speaking-if you have a religious exemption, does cps or a judge have to respect that and not see it as neglect in a custody case?
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Knowledgeably not vaccinating is not medical neglect, however, if the parents are in conflict a judge is likely to side with the vaccinating parent over this issue.

"It should be a rule in all prophylactic work that no harm should ever be unnecessarily inflicted on a healthy person (Sir Graham Wilson, The Hazards of Immunization, 1967)."
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There is no law that states you must vaccinate your child. So, it is up to the parents. It is not considered negligent when a child is not vaccinated and childrens services can not interfere in this case.

However, in case of divorce, where both parents have equal rights, either one can take the child to a doctor and get the child vaccinated.

If it is brought up in a divorce that one parent wants to vaccinate and the other doesn't the judge will most likely rule in favor of the vaccine seeking parent. I don't think it can influence custody however.



This is a good time to remind people that the spouse who is on the fence but goes along with not vaccinating the child, should be the one to sign the vaccine exemption for school/day care. Just in case....
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This is a good time to remind people that the spouse who is on the fence but goes along with not vaccinating the child, should be the one to sign the vaccine exemption for school/day care. Just in case....

That is a good idea. I wouldn't have thought about it. Too bad you can't pick up the exemption and drop it off.
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