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View Poll Results: Do you know the vax status of your child's non-primary caregivers (non-custodial parent, non-custodi
I know that they are all up to date on vaxes. 1 14.29%
I know that some of them are not up to date, and this concerns me. 0 0%
I know that some of them are not up to date, and I don't care. 1 14.29%
I don't know the vax status of my child's other caregivers - I never asked. 13 100.00%
I don't know their vax status - I asked and they didn't tell me. 0 0%
I know they don't vaccinate at all, and I'm glad. 2 28.57%
I know they don't vaccinate at all, and this concerns me. 0 0%
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#31 of 36 Old 02-16-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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Hi!

 

J. and C. are in a homeschool co-op that discourages vaccination.  This pleases me.  The teachers are certainly not vaccinated and I hope the other families don't vaccinate, but would never ask. 

 

My husband's parents came to visit in January and I was horrified they felt the need to go to a travel clinic to get boosters "to protect [your] kids."

 

I understand why some parents would not want their children to associate with children of the opposite "status" (whether it be viral shedding, neglecting the "greater good" and considering the opt-out parents irresponsible, non-vaxxers believing the vaxxers are ignorant, soapboxes on both sides, etc.), however I think it's being hugely blown out of proportion- AND it's nobody's business.  I have no problem bringing M. there in this "developing" country, nor did I have any problem toting J. and C. around on NYC subways.  And I am really incredibly glad I don't have to deal with these issues down here...

 

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Yeah, I definitely appreciate your answer (and prosciencemum's), as it sheds light on how totally different things are in other countries!

Aggie, could you speak more about the non-expat population in Costa Rica?  Are *any* vaccines required, or even encouraged, in order to do anything at all? 

 

I agree things get blown out of proportion on both sides.  My spouse and I have our own reasons for vaxing (and yes, they are specifically cultural and regional). But since this is the "caregivers vaxed" thread, and not the "children vaxed" thread, I'll save them for a more appropriate place... 

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Oh, just my final thoughts on the daycare workers vs. teachers thing - AFAIK, there is no labor union that supports the rights of daycare workers (or if there is one, it isn't NEARLY as strong as the nurses' union, the teachers' union, etc.)  So I think that leaves daycare workers a lot more vulnerable to changes in the conditions of their employment. 

 

In states that are very pro-regulation and pro-vax (NJ and NY are coming to mind for me, since they're the two closest), I could see a proposed amendment to the daycare licensing process, stating that all employees must be up-to-date on vaccines.  And since most of the employees are making around minimum wage, they would have very little economic clout to fight it. 

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Oh, just my final thoughts on the daycare workers vs. teachers thing - AFAIK, there is no labor union that supports the rights of daycare workers (or if there is one, it isn't NEARLY as strong as the nurses' union, the teachers' union, etc.)  So I think that leaves daycare workers a lot more vulnerable to changes in the conditions of their employment. 

 

In states that are very pro-regulation and pro-vax (NJ and NY are coming to mind for me, since they're the two closest), I could see a proposed amendment to the daycare licensing process, stating that all employees must be up-to-date on vaccines.  And since most of the employees are making around minimum wage, they would have very little economic clout to fight it. 

 

I live near here (NJ &NY) and even teacher in public (not to mention private) are not even required, I can't see this going over- big reason, most are very small and don't even get insurance (unlike at schools) the cost would be very high and I for one would not want it! I can't see private, in-home daycares going unionized any time either. Require it and see closures. 

 

So many others come in contact you would have to require that everyone, everyplace get mandatory vaced and most don't support that duck.gif


 

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I live near here (NJ &NY) and even teacher in public (not to mention private) are not even required, I can't see this going over- big reason, most are very small and don't even get insurance (unlike at schools) the cost would be very high and I for one would not want it! I can't see private, in-home daycares going unionized any time either. Require it and see closures. 

 

So many others come in contact you would have to require that everyone, everyplace get mandatory vaced and most don't support that duck.gif

home daycares in CT were recently unionized...what an uproar about it, too...most didn't want unionization, but it passed anyway

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home daycares in CT were recently unionized...what an uproar about it, too...most didn't want unionization, but it passed anyway

we call even one (owner/operator) a daycare (many are very small 3 total workers or less) - I can't see them staying open


 

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