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What choices are non vaxing parents making about schools for their children? Public? Private? Religious? Homeschool?<br><br>
Here in PA, I'm using the religious exemption, which I feel is rather broad -- "moral or ethical conviction similar to a religion." If I choose public ed. I know my rights. At this point public ed. is last on my list. A little jaded about the system after teaching for 7 years.<br><br>
Just wondering about other non-vaxing parents. Just for kicks.
 

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That was my one hang-up - I didn't want to have a nightmare when it came time to send ds to school if I hadn't vaxed. Well, my ob/gyn doesn't prescribe the pill and I heard through the rumor mill that he doesn't vax his kids either. I was in for another reason yesterday, and it turns out the rumor is true. I spoke with his nurse who also doesn't vax. She told me there is a ped in our town who will sign the medical waiver for you...and it happens to be our ped. So ds will NOT be vaxed, and he'll be going to public or private school when the time comes.
 

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goddess bless california. we have the philosophical exemption. so no matter where we send the kids of school, all we have to do is turn over the vax sheet and on the other side is a one line statement about choosing not to vax for any reason. just sign that puppy and we're done. no fuss no muss. i've done it at 2 schools (private preschools for dd) so far with no hassle.
 

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wow tana! you are so lucky to have a md who is willing to sign a medical waiver for you~i am jealous!<br><br>
they're harder to find than a needle in a haystack, but i'm sure you know that already. my kids have been to both private & public and i've never had any problems with not vaxing after providing them with the copy of the actual law, my rights as a parent, and our notarized wiaver realeasing them of any responsibility or fault of any kind. very simple. ya just have to go in prepared, because everyone will claim they HAVE to be fully vaxed, and they won't tell you what needs to be signed & turned in, etc until you SOUND as if you know your rights in some way.<br><br>
i've had school nurses called into the office when i was enrolling one of my children at a jr high recently-she claimed she had no information regarding non vaxed kids being able to attend school. that is so sad.<br><br>
but i digress <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> you're very lucky! no asking about what religion you are, what basis you have for your philisophical beliefs, etc. we should all be so lucky.
 

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We're homeschooling, but I will print out/have a philisophical exemption on file just in case. In case what? No idea! But we'll have it on paper.
 

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We homeschool. Not vaxing didn't play a part in our decision to homeschool. I ran down to the health department and picked up some religious waivers and have those here at home for a safety precaution.
 

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My DD is selectively vaccinated and we are thinking private school. My sister has no vaccinations and her doctor signed her off to get into college also. There are some doctors on your side you just have to look. I wish I could find one here.
 

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i bet you could more easily find an alternative practitioner (i.e. chiro, accpuncturist, doc of oriental medicine, homeopath) who would write a waiver for you. is there some kind of rule that a medical waiver has to be signed by an MD??
 

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We're homeschooling, but it doesn't have anything to do with the fact that we don't vax. If we were using a school, I'd just fill out the appropriate waiver.
 

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We would love to be able to send our children to our school run by our church, but I'm not sure the $ will be there. I would love to homeschool, but not when they're younger. I just don't think I would do well in trying to split my time between those too young to school and those who need to be taught. There is a public elementary school right up the street that will probably end up being used by us at least for a while. I already have AJ's religious exemption in several places in case we ever end up in the ER etc, I don't have to worry about them thinking I'm stupid and trying to get me to vax.
 

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We're homeschooling, but that didn't have anything to do with our decision not to vaccinate. Indiana has a rather broad religious excemption, so that isn't a concern should be choose to send them to school in the future.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That was my one hang-up - I didn't want to have a nightmare when it came time to send ds to school if I hadn't vaxed. Well, my ob/gyn doesn't prescribe the pill and I heard through the rumor mill that he doesn't vax his kids either. I was in for another reason yesterday, and it turns out the rumor is true. I spoke with his nurse who also doesn't vax. She told me there is a ped in our town who will sign the medical waiver for you...and it happens to be our ped. So ds will NOT be vaxed, and he'll be going to public or private school when the time comes.</div>
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A word of caution on the medical exemption... they are not always accepted. Check out this thread:<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=57426&highlight=medical+denied" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...medical+denied</a>
 

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Vaccines for my children began in 1984 when my first child was born, they stopped when my fourth child suffered multiple symptoms after his 6 month round. He was geting far more vaccines/doses than my other children, and at a younger age. That year, 1999, my then 5 yr old was about to start Kindergarten, and after everything I had read and witnessed, I could no longer give my consent for any further vaccines for any of my children. With that in mind, I obtained the religious exemption after a few hurdles and my partially vaccinated son began his school year.<br><br>
I am currently in the process of enrolling my son who had the vaccine issues, and hasn't received any vaccines beyond his 3rd round. There is only one woman in our county who has the "power" to hand me the stupid religious form. She is the same one I had to go thru to get my now 9 yr old his exemption (which I made several copies of). When I first called to try and make an appt, I let her know right away that my older son already has an exemption on file, so she didn't try to put me thru the "let's see if your request is valid" rigamarol.<br><br>
The joys of public schooling.<br><br>
My youngest born 2002 is vaccine free.
 

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Now that it's over, I can laugh. Or maybe laugh and cry at the same time.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
Ds will start kindergarten in public school this year. If there's something harder than getting a religious exemption for kindergarten, I'd like to know what it is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"><br><br>
A few hurdles, I like that suschi. I think I'll try out for the 2008 Olympics with all the practice I've had this year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, my ob/gyn doesn't prescribe the pill and I heard through the rumor mill that he doesn't vax his kids either. I was in for another reason yesterday, and it turns out the rumor is true. I spoke with his nurse who also doesn't vax. She told me there is a ped in our town who will sign the medical waiver for you...and it happens to be our ped.</div>
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That happens a lot in Europe. Many friends I have there say their kids either have a phony vax passport that their ped just stamps and signs or they simply say they don't vaccinate. Nobody is allowed to refuse them public schooling though. But some mothers just use a fake vax booklet to keep other (brainwashed) people off their backs.<br><br>
OOPS...I didn't read your post correctly. I thought your ped was signing a vaccination paper, saying that your child was fully vaccinated. Could he be persuaded - for the good of society? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief">
 
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