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I've decided not to have my babe vaccinated. Where can I get the exemption form from?

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There is no exemption form for NC. I'll be back in a sec with appropriate wording - I just have to get the statute.

Keep in mind that the exemption would be used for daycare and school.
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N.C. Gen. Stat. § 130A-157 (2002)

§ 130A-157. Religious exemption

If the bona fide religious beliefs of an adult or the parent, guardian or person in loco parentis of a child are contrary to the immunization requirements contained in this Chapter, the adult or the child shall be exempt from the requirements. Upon submission of a written statement of the bona fide religious beliefs and opposition to the immunization requirements, the person may attend the college, university, school or facility without presenting a certificate of immunization.


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For an even handed treatment of the issue I recommend "Vaccinations, A Thoughfull Parents Guide" by Aviva Romm, and "Naturally Healthy Babies and Children: A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health" by Aviva Romm for keeping your dc healthy and treating "VPDs".


Manufacter's Inserts:
http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/package_inserts.htm

VAERS
You can search the VAERS database for reactions to recommended vaccinations.
http://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/index.html

CDC Pink Book:
http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/..._pink_full.htm

CDC Ingredients list:
http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/...nt-table-2.pdf

Another Ingredients list:
http://www.informedchoice.info/cocktail.html

Vaccines are Not Mercury-Free:
http://www.*********/a/mercury7.html

To find out what exemptions are offered by your state (for school and such) check here:
http://www.909shot.com/state-site/state-exemptions.htm
All states except West Virginia and Mississippi offer religious and/or philosophical exemptions, and the supreme court ruled that you do not have to belong to a non-vaxing religion or have clergy sign your religious exemption.


Some basic questions to ask yourself...

What is the disease?
If my child gets it, what are possible complications?
How likely and how severe are those complications?
What should I do to prevent those complications or to properly support my child through the disease?
What is in the vaccine?
How likely and how severe are the various complications?
Can I treat those complications? If so, how?

Start making a list or packet of articles for each disease and vaccine. This then turns into a super in dept pro/con list. And it takes a lot of fear out of the equation. Use all sorts of sites and books to get your info. Identify the bias and then take that into account. You'll be surprised at how much info you can find from the CDC that (as long as you look at the info and not the conclusions) lean toward not vaxing!

We do not vaccinate and I would go through any amount of hassle, and if I did not have a philo exemption I would lie out my arse, to protect my child from what I have found to be harmful.

Also, you do not have to go to a ped, your child can see a FP or even a chiropractor.
http://www.chiropracticresearch.org/...oeduaction.htm
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For those worried about CPS being called for not vaxing and other non-mainstream practices:

Child Abuse and Neglect Statues
http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwi...arch/index.cfm

Find a Lawyer referral under "Services"
http://www.falseallegation.org/index.shtml

Parents Guide to Dealing With CPS
http://familyrightsassociation.com/c...parents_guide/

Fighting Child Protective Services False Accusations
http://www.fightcps.com/

"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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This is all you would need to submit:

Re: Your child's name and date of birth

My child, [full name] will be entering [name of school] as a [preschooler or whatever grade] this Fall and I am submitting this letter in order to satisfy state immunization requirements.

In accordance with North Carolina General Statute §130A-157, the practice of immunization is contrary to my bona fide religious beliefs.



From the NC DOH:
http://www.immunizenc.org/Exemptions.htm

There is no form for requesting religious exemptions in North Carolina. To claim a religious exemption, the parent or person requesting the exemption must write a statement of their religious objection to immunization, including the name and date of birth of the person for whom the exemption is being requested. This statement would then be provided to schools, child care programs, camps, etc. in place of an immunization record. If a family is requesting a religious exemption for more than one child, a separate statement should be prepared for each child. Statements of religious objection to immunization do not need to be notarized or prepared by an attorney. They do not need to be submitted to the state for review or approval.
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Thanks! What do I need to do at the Peds office not to get vax?
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Thanks! What do I need to do at the Peds office not to get vax?
Say no.

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Thanks! What do I need to do at the Peds office not to get vax?
Since you're staring off "fresh" with the ped, just tell them you are religious opposed to vaccination. I would be very surprised if you heard a peep from them after saying that.
If anyone at the office tries to get you to talk about your religious beliefs, just smile and say that you're not comfortable discussing your religious beliefs with them.

You can even give them a letter (no statutes) and ask them to attach it to the front of the immunization schedule in your child's file so that you don't get asked all the time: The practice of immunization is contrary to our familys religious beliefs.
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