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Any other mother's in San Diego chose not to vaccinate?<br>
I did my research and, as a stay-at-home mom, I've decided not to continue with the vaccinations on my one-year-old. I might change my mind once she enters school or daycare though. Anyone else in the same boat?
 

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I am moving this to the CA tribe.
 

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We are delaying vaxes for DD until we decide what the best plan is...I would like to wait until at least age 2 and maybe not even then.<br><br>
I have a supportive ped. if you need one!
 

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My 7 and 4 year old have never had a vaccine. I'm a little further north by Temecula but I work in downtown San Diego. My 7 year old is also in school and my 4 year old goes to drop in daycare.
 

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I have a 5 year old who was vax'd up to 2 years and a 6 month old who has not had any vaccinations. I don't plan to vaccinate my youngest at all, if possible. My hope is to breastfeed until at least age two and she won't have to be in public child care for another 8 months.<br>
I have Kaiser, and my pediatrician is surprisingly good about it. Of course, he always tells me that it is preferable to vaccinate, but never makes me feel uncomfortable or like a bad parent. I think he knows I've done my research and he knows that I know he's just doing his job by recommending them.
 

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Mkloz,<br><br>
Who is your Kaiser ped? And what facility does he work at? I have Kaiser and I'm looking for a ped that will be supportive, or at least accepting, of a non-vaxing family.<br><br>
Thanks!<br>
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I just moved to Temecula, but was living in SD until a few months ago. I vax'd DS until he was 9 months then stopped, then gave him some more on a delayed schedule when he turned 3 (which I now regret -- well, I regret every vax I gave him). He is now 5. My 3 yo DD has only had 2 shots and will get no more.
 

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My daughter has none at all. She's in kindergarten now, in a public charter school, and more than half the school population is partially or non-vaccinated. Right now, chicken pox is going around.<br><br>
Dr. Adema in Santee is very supportive of non-vaccinated families - probably the most in San Diego county. We started out with a different ped, but besides getting tired of the lectures and obnoxious waiver form that makes any parent sound like a criminal, he was obnoxiously arrogant.
 

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My first two were shot up to oblivian and the last three are completely unvaccinated. I see Dr. Tami Nakahara and she is very respectful of my choices. My children go to a private school and their immunization status has been a non-issue. Just wanted to let you know there is another SD mom who understands and supports your vaccination choices.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My Kaiser pediatrician is Dr. Gilboa- he's at the Carlsbad kaiser. Good luck!</div>
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I liked Dr. Gilboa--he was my kids' ped until we moved more inland. We also have a GREAT Kaiser ped. in Escondido now if you want a reference.
 

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We live in San Diego. My son is 4 not yet vaccinated. I have no idea when to start. I am getting a lot of pressure from doctors and possible pre-schools. I've been staying home with him so he hasn't gone to school. I was told he needed his vaccinations to start school? Thanks!
 

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My first ds is up to date on his vax, my dd I stopped at 18 months after starting off delayed. The newest one has none, I am still thinking about what to do. I just got his birth certificate through probate court due to him being a UC, so I am already on govt radar - hahaha
 

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Another non-vaxing mom here. DS is 2.5 and still breastfeeds. We will have to travel to India eventually (to visit family) so we will end up selectively vaxing, but I keep pushing back on that.<br><br>
We just moved here, but you can get exemptions so you don't have to vaccinate your child for school, correct?
 

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my ds is 22 months and is completely unvaxed. i always thought we might start eventually, but that time hasn't come yet and it is looking more and more like its going to stay that way. we have just started looking at preschools for ds to start when he is 3 and though i know that CA has an exemption form (from what i understand you just sign the back of the vax form and thats it) it still makes me feel a little nervous, like they are going to kick us out or something.<br><br>
chanale- can i ask which school your daughter is in?<br><br>
we see Dr Nakahara as well, she's been great
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We just moved here, but you can get exemptions so you don't have to vaccinate your child for school, correct?</div>
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CA allows for exemptions. The school websites all seem to say that a child's vaccinations must be up to date. Really, it is more that the vaccination forms have to be up to date - which can mean showing your child is fully vaccinated or that you sign an exemption or anything in between! We got the exemption form from our ped, but I am pretty sure you can get it online as well.
 

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The exemption form is on the back of the green vaccination sheet that is a state requirement for all schools to have on hand for each student. The front is where all the child's vaccinations and dates received go. On the back is where you sign stating you object to vaccinating. You may get some sideway glances from the registrar or other administration but you are well within your rights to refuse. California has a philsophical exemption. No forms beyond that should be needed.
 

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Just wanted to say hi from another non-vaxer in SD!!! Sometimes I feel like the only one ... nice to know there are others out there<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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