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Hi,

I read recently on the NVIC website that Texas schools are legally required to disclose exemption information to the public.

Does anyone know about this, and where it is written in the law? I am unable to find it, and I haven't heard back from Dawn Richardson yet.

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If it is true, it wouldn't include names. It would just be the number of kids in the school. I know California does the same thing, for kindergartens with over 10 children.

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It was in the context of schools disclosing the existence of exemptions to parents.

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We have an exemption for our eldest child who attends public school in Texas. AFAIK, NO notification went out to the class about there being a vaccine exempt child in the classroom. For all I know there could have been others in her class. When someone in another class in her grade came down with a confirmed case of chicken pox, everyone got an email AND a robo-call from the school nurse letting us know, but nothing was said about vaccine exemptions.

 

The only thing that was said to us was at registration when we handed in the exemption form - the nurse said that if there was an epidemic, we might have to prove immunity or vaccination status if our child wanted to continue attending school. I said we'd cross that bridge if we came to it, and nothing else has been mentioned.
 

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We have an exemption for our eldest child who attends public school in Texas. AFAIK, NO notification went out to the class about there being a vaccine exempt child in the classroom. For all I know there could have been others in her class. When someone in another class in her grade came down with a confirmed case of chicken pox, everyone got an email AND a robo-call from the school nurse letting us know, but nothing was said about vaccine exemptions.

 

The only thing that was said to us was at registration when we handed in the exemption form - the nurse said that if there was an epidemic, we might have to prove immunity or vaccination status if our child wanted to continue attending school. I said we'd cross that bridge if we came to it, and nothing else has been mentioned.
 

 

You're misunderstanding what I mean.  Dawn Richardson said on the NVIC website  that Texas requires schools and health authorities to disclose the existence of exemptions to parents.  So when parents go to register, the school is legally supposed to tell them that they can turn in an exemption in place of shot records.


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We have an exemption for our eldest child who attends public school in Texas. AFAIK, NO notification went out to the class about there being a vaccine exempt child in the classroom. For all I know there could have been others in her class. When someone in another class in her grade came down with a confirmed case of chicken pox, everyone got an email AND a robo-call from the school nurse letting us know, but nothing was said about vaccine exemptions.

 

The only thing that was said to us was at registration when we handed in the exemption form - the nurse said that if there was an epidemic, we might have to prove immunity or vaccination status if our child wanted to continue attending school. I said we'd cross that bridge if we came to it, and nothing else has been mentioned.
 

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Did the school make your child stay home during the chicken pox outbreak?


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