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Hi there. My dd1 is starting K in September at the local school. We delayed our vacc. schedule, so that now she is "missing " DTaP, Polio and MMR.<br><br>
Her Dr. seems to think that is is covered by her current immunisations and that she we should not have a problem when we brought this up to him when we initially had to have her record filled out in March of this year.<br><br>
Anyone have any ideas on how to approach this ? Or have a btdt?<br><br>
I would appreciate any ideas on how to figure this out, as I am not about to give my daughter DTaP, Polio and MMR in the space of 2 months, especially if she is already sufficiently covered.<br><br><br>
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Thanks Kali. I will check it out.<br><br>
Any btdt stories? I am wondering of dd1 goes to kindergarten and if she does not have the "required vaxes " will she get sent home?<br>
I know for a fact that there are kids that arenot immunized at all that go to that same school, so why would it make a difference?
 

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Have you registered her for school yet? When you go to register they usually ask you to bring the immunization record along with birth certificate, proof of residency, etc.<br><br>
At that time, you can ask for a religous exemption and fill that form out. They send it to the health dept and then send you your copy of the exemption. You can get the exemption for *some* of the vaxes, if she has some, but not others.;
 

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It is better if you don't tell them she has any vaccinations so you can get a religious exemption. I don't believe you can get an exemption if she has any vaxes on record (that you would give them, so just don't provide them).<br>
I don't think she is covered with her current vaxes, but you might be able to find that information online.<br>
I really don't know of any alternatives to getting an exemption even if you are delayed/ selected. Maybe just a promise that she is on her way to being fully vaccinated?
 

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Yes, you do a religious exemption if the child has already had vaxes.<br>
People change religions all the time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I speak from experience.
 

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There are no laws in RI that mandate you to vaccinate your child. Ask your doctor to do a letter of exemption for religious reasons. Good luck!, Sev
 

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BTDT.Just ask the school nurse for a religious exemption form,don't tell them about any vaxes your dc have had.If you have already,just say you changed your beliefs.They have no right to ask which religion you are,if they do,just politely decline to answer the question.My dc both have exemptions.Dd received all vaxes up until 2.5yo,I just never told them that.On the exemption form I also hand wrote in Gardisil(HPV vax) and Flu vax since neither were on the form.You have to fill these out every year,so I'll be doing it again soon<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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On the contrary. RI <b><i>requires</i></b> vaccinations - although medical and religious exemptions are provided.<br><br>
Here is the link to RI's immunization laws:<br><br><a href="http://www2.sec.state.ri.us/dar/regdocs/released/pdf/DOH/DOH_3582.pdf" target="_blank">http://www2.sec.state.ri.us/dar/regd...H/DOH_3582.pdf</a>
 
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