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I am so angry! I just got off the phone with our local health dept. to request a vaccine exemption form and was treated with utter contempt on the phone by the staff person. She drilled me about my childs age and immunization stataus, and when I tried to have a dialog with her she was practically spitting at me over the phone. NOt only that but she was close to telling me outright lies! I am furious. No wonder it is so hard for parents to get any info at all. No one wants to discuss even the remote possibility of vaccine reactions....they think I am a total imbecile and crazy. She did not have any usefull info to give me and pretty much hung up on me. I tried to explain to her that I have been doing research, am a Biologist, and have studied extensively. Why waste my breath, as far as she was concerned I am a complete idiot! However, I must say I finaly got a hold of a state epidemiologist who was a very good source of information and not at all hostile. Excuse bad spelling, I don't know how to do spell check in this thing.
 

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Urgh that sounds awful! I would try and call back or go there myself and tell someone how rudely you were treated and all you want is an exemption form not harrasement.
 

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Check out <a href="http://www.vaclib.org/pdf/exemption.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vaclib.org/pdf/exemption.htm</a> for more info on exemptions. You may find what you need here and not have to deal w/ them.
 

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How ridiculous!!!!!!!! UGH. Definately write a letter complaining about her. What I dont get is WHY they get SO upset. It's not their kid. I hate vaxes but if someone wants to get em, go for it, it aint my kid. I dont see why they care so much.
 

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they get upset because our unvaxed kids are putting their vaxed kids at risk for the vaxed diseases. so basically, what they're saying is the vaxes do not work. i love it when they say that to me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Ah yes, the part of the health department that deals with vaccine exemptions.<br><br>
Lovely, lovely people. Absolutely lovely. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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this also might help.<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=65918&page=1&pp=20&highlight=state" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ighlight=state</a>
 
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