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#1 of 14 Old 09-26-2008, 11:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone know about this new diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis law? Dh just told me they started suspensions of 6th graders who are not vaxed.

Fill me in if you know anything, I'm getting my ire up...

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What state?
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It would seem that all parents were notified that the students had to be vaccinated before school started, with a 30 day extension. The extension has run out. They had fair warning. If the parents are non-vaxing with religious or medical exemptions those still apply. I don't know why anyone is surprised that their kids are being suspended because the parents dragged their feet on meeting a deadline they knew was coming up, whether it was to have them vaccinated or submit the exemption paperwork.
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I don't think that's a new law, either on the vax end or the suspension end. ???

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It is a new law, it looks like it was passed in January.

Also, not all of us are exempting under medical or religious reasons.

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Also, not all of us are exempting under medical or religious reasons.
What other reasons are there that NC accepts for exemption?

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only medical and religious, unless things have changed and i didn't know about it

my kid is in 2nd and unvaxed; nobody batted an eye when i turned in the exemption.

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Nobody even asked me so I don't know. We registered Max, had his records sent from Texas, and no one said a thing.

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It would seem that all parents were notified that the students had to be vaccinated before school started, with a 30 day extension. The extension has run out. They had fair warning. If the parents are non-vaxing with religious or medical exemptions those still apply. I don't know why anyone is surprised that their kids are being suspended because the parents dragged their feet on meeting a deadline they knew was coming up, whether it was to have them vaccinated or submit the exemption paperwork.
^This is exactly right. Its not the first time there's been "mandatory" vaccination deadlines like this. It doesn't really have any bearing on those of us with valid exemptions.

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Alrighty then... it just sounded scary from the article. I knew the Texas laws but I'm not that familiar (yet) with the laws here.

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Yeah, they make it sound scary so parents will comply. If you're using a religious exemption for Max than you're good to go.

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Are you naming the new baby Iris? That's my niece's name; I love it.

And I just have a "we're not doing it" exemption from Texas for Max because you don't have to give a reason there. Sigh. Texas... so hot and treeless yet so full of good midwifery and vaccination laws, lol.
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hi ashley!!! it's me pamela PM me, eh?

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