Originally Posted by Mirzam
Kathy, she deleted her post. She was talking about vaccinating her 3 month old foster baby, asking for support/advice.
I was wondering why she had to vaccinate. IIRC, she is Canadian - and Canada is an easy place to be non-vax.
MM - can you delay?
Are you in BC?
I found this on the BC site
I am not sure if any of this is of use to you, but it said this:
"A foster parent may not refuse a foster child’s immunization without the authorization of the child’s social worker. If you are not satisfied that the social worker has authorized a refusal, bring the matter to the attention of the child’s social worker and inform your supervisor.
If a foster parent discloses that the child is in foster care by agreement with the child’s parent, the parent may retain the authority to consent. In these circumstances, if there a question about who has authority to consent, contact the child’s social worker for clarification."
If the placement is temporary, couldn't you argue this should be the parents call once the child is re-united with the parents or placed permanently?
Otherwise, I agree with Mirzam. Do not vaccinate a sick child. Just delay the appointment if it comes up. Avoid tylenol before and after appointments. If there is any reaction to a vaccine, document, document, document.
Congrats on the baby!