I am in Missouri. I work at my districts early childhood center. My understanding is that early childhood/Pre-K is considered "childcare" not necessarily school? I could be wrong. Anyway, I have 3 kiddos going off to Kindergarten next school year. These 3 kiddos all have "parental exemption" cards from the health department to forgo immunizations. What happens when they go off to the elementary schools? These parents have to try to get a "medical" exemption or "religious" , OR do they just have to get in-progress cards and start getting the shots? How does that work?
Also, since exemptions are being brought up! I had a teacher come to me, she has a student starting, mom started the vaccinations, or maybe completed ( no one knows yet, she hasn't enrolled in school or provided any paperwork yet) but now has decided she's done vaccinating her child. SO I told the teacher, either way, she needs to provide an exemption card? correct? UNLESS the child has completed all the series, which I think is unlikely. So even if she is "current" or "Up to date" per her age on shots, she'll still need to provide the exemption card. Does that make sense?!