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Insert GIANT eye roll So I am manually entering all of our Kindergarten students into Power School and I catch a student who still needs DTaP #5, MMR/Varivax #2, IPV #4 and ALL Hep B. She has had... Read More

  1. by   MrsNurse08
    Here in the state of California, you can no longer use religious views to be exempt from school vaccinations, only medical.
  2. by   OldDude
    Quote from MrsNurse08
    Here in the state of California, you can no longer use religious views to be exempt from school vaccinations, only medical.
    I wish!! Texas has the medical exemption but has condensed every other imaginable reason into an Affidavit a parent can submit - "Exemption From Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience"
  3. by   MrNurse(x2)
    HATE the post making rounds stating that there is no Autism in the Amish community because they don't vaccinate. UUUUGGGGGHHH! I will, however, pass on Gardasil for now. A 30% coverage does not warrant the risk in my mind.
  4. by   NanaPoo
    Oh, indeed. I have a 6th grader who was vaccinated all the way up until dad's 2nd marriage to a tree-hugging, non-vaccinating hippie and now this kid receives absolutely no OTC meds, no gluten, and no vaccines. Where in the heck did this girl's bio mom go because I want to find her and shake her?!?

    I have another student who's mom sends a long, judgey letter each year explaining why he shouldn't have a PPD or any vaccines. I'm certain my eyes will either get stuck in the back of my head or my brains will explode out of my skull each time I read it. The Hep-B explanation gets to me the most: "The Hepatitis-B vaccine protects against a disease that is only transmitted through multiple sexual partners or street IV drug users. The acceptance of this vaccine promotes sexual promiscuity and immoral behavior in direct contradiction to the teachings of my faith."

    Ohmigawd...don't even get me started. So, since I got the Hep B vaccine, that means I'm gonna ho-bag it up on the corner. Not because I'm at risk caring for people in the most compassionate and selfless of careers that even exists. And while I'm ho'ing it up, I'm probably injecting drugs with dirty needles from all my ho and pimp friends...aargh, I wanna punch this chick in the face every time I see her but she's too busy working on her Master's in PUBLIC HEALTH!!!
  5. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from NanaPoo
    Oh, indeed. I have a 6th grader who was vaccinated all the way up until dad's 2nd marriage to a tree-hugging, non-vaccinating hippie and now this kid receives absolutely no OTC meds, no gluten, and no vaccines. Where in the heck did this girl's bio mom go because I want to find her and shake her?!?

    I have another student who's mom sends a long, judgey letter each year explaining why he shouldn't have a PPD or any vaccines. I'm certain my eyes will either get stuck in the back of my head or my brains will explode out of my skull each time I read it. The Hep-B explanation gets to me the most: "The Hepatitis-B vaccine protects against a disease that is only transmitted through multiple sexual partners or street IV drug users. The acceptance of this vaccine promotes sexual promiscuity and immoral behavior in direct contradiction to the teachings of my faith."

    Ohmigawd...don't even get me started. So, since I got the Hep B vaccine, that means I'm gonna ho-bag it up on the corner. Not because I'm at risk caring for people in the most compassionate and selfless of careers that even exists. And while I'm ho'ing it up, I'm probably injecting drugs with dirty needles from all my ho and pimp friends...aargh, I wanna punch this chick in the face every time I see her but she's too busy working on her Master's in PUBLIC HEALTH!!!
    She is going to LOVE working in public health...ugh.
  6. by   Farawyn
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    HATE the post making rounds stating that there is no Autism in the Amish community because they don't vaccinate. UUUUGGGGGHHH! I will, however, pass on Gardasil for now. A 30% coverage does not warrant the risk in my mind.
    I really hope you do more reading, realize the stupidity of kids, and reconsider.
  7. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from Farawyn
    I really hope you do more reading, realize the stupidity of kids, and reconsider.
    We have, that is why we are hesitant. My wife and I both researched and came to this decision, two nurses, along with consulting docs. It is not full coverage and may give children a superman complex that they are covered, that stupidity goes both ways. Should they develop a full coverage or a coverage significant enough, I would believe the risk is worth the gain.
  8. by   K_NM_rn
    I actually had some Pre-K parents (we're PK-5th) tell me their child wasn't up-to-date on vaccines because he had recently been diagnosed with autism and they didn't want to "make it worse."

    On a side note, I'm finding it really interesting that people in other states can seemingly so easily opt out of vaccines. Here, parents have to fill out an exemption form, provide "proof" of objections (medical requires a letter from a doctor, religious requires something in print that shows the religion's specific objection. Philosophical objection is no longer valid), have it notarized, send it to the DOH, wait for the DOH to approve or not, and then give the school a copy of the approved form. If the DOH does not approve, they can appeal, but we can also recommend disenrollment after 3 written notices. Is it easier in other states? Or pretty similar?
  9. by   tining
    Quote from NanaPoo

    The Hep-B explanation gets to me the most: "The Hepatitis-B vaccine protects against a disease that is only transmitted through multiple sexual partners or street IV drug users. The acceptance of this vaccine promotes sexual promiscuity and immoral behavior in direct contradiction to the teachings of my faith."

    And while I'm ho'ing it up, I'm probably injecting drugs with dirty needles from all my ho and pimp friends...aargh, I wanna punch this chick in the face every time I see her but she's too busy working on her Master's in PUBLIC HEALTH!!!
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  10. by   OldDude
    Quote from NanaPoo
    Ohmigawd...don't even get me started. So, since I got the Hep B vaccine, that means I'm gonna ho-bag it up on the corner. Not because I'm at risk caring for people in the most compassionate and selfless of careers that even exists. And while I'm ho'ing it up, I'm probably injecting drugs with dirty needles from all my ho and pimp friends...aargh, I wanna punch this chick in the face every time I see her but she's too busy working on her Master's in PUBLIC HEALTH!!!
    Now that the tears and my abdominal cramping from laughter has subsided I'm able to say, "I like the way you think Nana!!!
  11. by   BeckyESRN
    Quote from K_NM_rn
    I actually had some Pre-K parents (we're PK-5th) tell me their child wasn't up-to-date on vaccines because he had recently been diagnosed with autism and they didn't want to "make it worse."

    On a side note, I'm finding it really interesting that people in other states can seemingly so easily opt out of vaccines. Here, parents have to fill out an exemption form, provide "proof" of objections (medical requires a letter from a doctor, religious requires something in print that shows the religion's specific objection. Philosophical objection is no longer valid), have it notarized, send it to the DOH, wait for the DOH to approve or not, and then give the school a copy of the approved form. If the DOH does not approve, they can appeal, but we can also recommend disenrollment after 3 written notices. Is it easier in other states? Or pretty similar?
    Parents literally just have to send an email saying they object, that's it. If you have a legit medical exemption, then it has to be on a specific form, signed by the doctor with complete diagnosis and reasons for withholding, and has to be resubmitted every year. But if you just "object" one email is good forever.
  12. by   OldDude
    Quote from K_NM_rn
    I actually had some Pre-K parents (we're PK-5th) tell me their child wasn't up-to-date on vaccines because he had recently been diagnosed with autism and they didn't want to "make it worse."

    On a side note, I'm finding it really interesting that people in other states can seemingly so easily opt out of vaccines. Here, parents have to fill out an exemption form, provide "proof" of objections (medical requires a letter from a doctor, religious requires something in print that shows the religion's specific objection. Philosophical objection is no longer valid), have it notarized, send it to the DOH, wait for the DOH to approve or not, and then give the school a copy of the approved form. If the DOH does not approve, they can appeal, but we can also recommend disenrollment after 3 written notices. Is it easier in other states? Or pretty similar?
    In Texas you request an Affidavit from the Dept of Health, get it notarized, take it to school, and that it.
  13. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from NanaPoo
    I wanna punch this chick in the face every time I see her but she's too busy working on her Master's in PUBLIC HEALTH!!!
    Bwahahaha!

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