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I am curious about something and I figured I would post b/c you all seem so knowledgeable!! I read that the AAP says that if an immediate family member has a neurological disease that the child should not be vaccinated. Well, I have a neuro disease. So I was wondering if this would count as a medical waiver or is it more for a child sick with cancer that cant be vaxed? My twin daughters are 13 months old, never had a single vax, and I am wondering if I could get a medical waiver instead of a religious waiver (whole other issue there) Any ideas?
 

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It's not a contraindication if a family member has a neurological condition. It's only a true contraindication if <i>the child</i> has a <i><span style="text-decoration:underline;">progressive</span></i> neurological disorder and it only contraindicates the DTaP vaccine.<br><br>
I would not even bother entertaining the thought of a medical exemption. You'll never get one for all vaccines, not to mention the ones that haven't been mandated yet.<br><br>
Where do you live?
 

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It's true. Medical exemptions are worthless. Go religious. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I am not a religious person (although spirited <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">) but we did a 'religious' exemption. It's akin to a personal belief.
 

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Thanks! I heard medical waivers were worthless but I kind of feel wrong about getting a religious waiver b/c I am not religious and dh isnt of a non-vax religion. I am really worried about what to say or how to write a religious waiver. I have had people tell me to just write down the law that applies to my state but I am not sure how to even start. How did you guys do it? I live in Indiana if anyone has done for this state...
 

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<a href="http://www.vaclib.org/exempt/indiana.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vaclib.org/exempt/indiana.htm</a><br><br>
Let me read it. Many don't require anything except something you copy from a site.
 

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Neither dh or I is religious. I will ALWAYS use religious exemptions for my kids. It's simply the safest way.<br><br>
With medical it is only for one child, one vax, usually one year.<br><br>
-Angela
 
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