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I have been having a hard time getting a straight answer to this, and cannot find 2007/2008 info online - perhaps one of you mamas can point me in the right direction...<br><br>
We are doing a delayed/selective vax schedule with DS, who is currently 18 months. He will start preschool immediately following his 3rd birthday (he's a late August baby). I am trying to figure out our game plan for vaxing between now and then, and would like to look at what's required*. The preschool director claims that chicken pox IS required, but for some reason getting hard evidence of this has been practically impossible. Even my super supportive ped doesn't have an up-to-date list from the state.<br><br>
*: Yes, I know that "required" is probably not the right term since I could,in theory, get an religious exemption. But for the sake of discussion, I am interested in what the state mandates.<br><br>
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<a href="http://www.cga.ct.gov/coc/PDFs/immunization/immun_sched.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cga.ct.gov/coc/PDFs/immun...mmun_sched.pdf</a>
 

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Thanks, xmasbaby. I had seen that pdf before, but because it was last updated in 2006, I thought it might be out of date. But since I haven't been able to find anything more recent, I'll just go with it...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Chickenpox vaccine IS required, unless a child has had the chidkenpox virus and developed the immunity that way.<br>
From what I've heard, since CT has only a medical or religious exemption, it is best to not tell the preschool that you are selectively vaccinating, but just don't provide any immunization records and claim a religious exemption.<br>
I don't know from experience, only wat I've heard.
 

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this has always been a helpful website for us:<br><br><a href="http://www.ctvia.org/" target="_blank">http://www.ctvia.org/</a>
 

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3*is*magic....where in ct do you live? I have been having trouble finding a pediatrician that won't shove vaccs down my ......
 

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I emailed CTVIA and they are no longer an active organization <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> but she is keeping the site up for informational purposes only. I don't know if they will keep it up to date.<br><br>
SweetMilo - where are you? Our ped in Avon is supportive of our choices....
 

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The thing to watch out for in CT for selective/Delay is the vaccine registry...there will most likely come a time when they will void your exemption if you show up as having gotten any vaccines on the registry.<br><br>
Did you opt out when your DC was born?
 

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Same here. I bet we have the same ped. I told her we weren't vaxing DD, and she said no problem, but to not be offended if she periodically asks if we are still on the same plan. Almost a year later, she has never asked once. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Hi there,<br>
None are actually required if you file for a religious exemption. Unfortunately, it is an all or nothing situation. You either religiously oppose vaccinations and claim exemption from them or you submit to their schedule fully. The law does not honor selective vaccinations especially when you get to public school. So, your best bet at this point would be to determine which ones you want and then to file for a religious exeption without submitting a record to the pre-school of which ones your child has actually had. If there is an outbreak of any disease that there is a vaccine for, then you would have to keep your child out of school during the incubation period or show proof that your child is "immune" by having a titer blood test done. I definitely would reconsider continuing any vaccines now as your son is at a vunerable age and if you try to play catch up with the delayed vaccines, you take the risk that he will be harmed from them and boys statistically are at a higher risk than girls. There are just too many horrible stories out there about bad reactions during this age period. If you are sure that you want to continue, I would wait until he is older and file a religious exemption until you decide for sure which route you will go in the future.
 

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Oh, you guys are great. I just now had a chance to find this thread and catch up. Thanks so much for all the info.<br><br>
To answer previous questions-<br><br>
We are in West Hartford. Our ped is John Fote in Rocky Hill, and we also see Kate Litwin and Jenny Schwab there. All three docs have been very supportive of my delayed/selective vax stance for Nate.<br><br>
To answer the question/concern about "catching up" - he's already had <i>some</i> of his shots, but has had none in the recent past. I am trying to figure out what, exactly, catching up would entail, but have not intention whatsoever of bombarding him with vaxes just to send him to preschool, and he won't be getting anything anytime soon.<br><br>
I am trying to decide how to handle the religious waver issue, so if anyone has thoughts on this, please share. My dilemma is this: DS will attend the same preschool that both DDs currently attend. Both DDs are fully vaxed, so I have never had to file an exemption for either of them. If I DO file a religious exemption for DS, it will absolutely raise red flags with the school. They know us there quite well and it would not go unoticed that the girls submitted complete vax records.<br><br>
I have no idea if we are on the vax registry - I didn't even know it existed.<br><br>
*sigh*
 

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I would file one for each of them anyway...there are more vaxes coming down the road for your dd's as well. CT will most likely mandate yearly flu vaxes soon and another CP booster...maybe even Gardasil some day...I would get it on record now.
 
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