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Question on vaccines G's mommy 1 child; Michigan 37 posts
30th Jul

So, I only have an infant right now, but I have decided that he is not getting anymore vaccines, whatsoever! My concern with this, however, is when he does get older and goes to school, I know there are waivers, but I'm just curious as to what the actual process is of getting my son into school being unvaccinated? Do I just sign a paper? or do I have to write to the board of education or get it signed by a doctor? I live in Michigan, is there any mama out there who lives in MI who doesn't vaccinate and had to go through this process? Thanks!!

user banned California 36390 posts
30th Jul

MI is a 3 exemption state I think. Just sign a waiver for school. No muss, no fuss.

G's mommy 1 child; Michigan 37 posts
30th Jul

Really? Okay, thanks! Was thinking I was going to have to fight for it, lol

user banned California 36390 posts
30th Jul
Quoting G's mommy:" Really? Okay, thanks! Was thinking I was going to have to fight for it, lol"


Not in Michigan! :D
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Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
30th Jul

You can exempt... why aren't you wanting to vaccinate anymore? Did he have a reaction?

user banned California 36390 posts
30th Jul
Quoting Dovahkiin:" You can exempt... why aren't you wanting to vaccinate anymore? Did he have a reaction? "


It doesn't really matter why. It's her decision.

user banned Due March 16; 18 kids; Springfield, Georgia 8473 posts
30th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting All the feelz:</b>" It doesn't really matter why. It's her decision."</blockquote>




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Op- we only had to fill out a paper saying it was against our religion. We didn't have to show proof or anything. It did have to be notarized though. It wasn't a hassle. Your state is even better about their laws, you should have no trouble :)

G's mommy 1 child; Michigan 37 posts
30th Jul

No, he didn't. after getting 2 rounds of his shots, and feeling like a horrible mom both times, I decided to do heavy research, and I just don't want my child getting anymore. Just my own personal opinion. I've gotten a lot of shit for it, but at the end of the day, I don't care.. I know whats best for him.. :)

G's mommy 1 child; Michigan 37 posts
30th Jul
Quoting Sara [+2]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting All the feelz:</b>" It doesn't really matter why. It's her ... [snip!] ... did have to be notarized though. It wasn't a hassle. Your state is even better about their laws, you should have no trouble :)"

Thank you so much! Idk why I'm worrying about it , he's not even a year yet! but oh well, :)

user banned Due March 16; 18 kids; Springfield, Georgia 8473 posts
30th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting G's mommy:</b>" Thank you so much! Idk why I'm worrying about it , he's not even a year yet! but oh well, :)"</blockquote>




Because you're trying to be prepared, which is the right thing to do.



Plus, when people use the excuse "your kid can't go to school without vaccines", you know differently & can correct them.

G's mommy 1 child; Michigan 37 posts
30th Jul
Quoting Sara [+2]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting G's mommy:</b>" Thank you so much! Idk why I'm worrying about ... [snip!] ... do. Plus, when people use the excuse "your kid can't go to school without vaccines", you know differently & can correct them."

Agreed! & I do.
It's amazing, I was asking lots of woman at my work if they vaccinated.. & all of their response were, "yeah, you have to or they can't go to school."
No judgment here, but it just makes me sad that people aren't educated on the topic at the least.

user banned Due March 16; 18 kids; Springfield, Georgia 8473 posts
30th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting G's mommy:</b>" Agreed! & I do. It's amazing, I was asking lots of woman at my work if they vaccinated.. & all ... [snip!] ... or they can't go to school." No judgment here, but it just makes me sad that people aren't educated on the topic at the least."</blockquote>




My daughters old pedi tried to tell me she couldn't go to school if I refused her vaccines. I never went back. My son is starting school this year & we had no problems (neither are vaccinated). But I wanted to slap that dr for bullying & being completely ignorant, lol.

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33355 posts
30th Jul

You will probably be pestered regardless! My province doesn't require exemption forms AT ALL, and we still get told that it's "law" to get vaccinated. :roll:

Michayla08 18 kids; California 986 posts
30th Jul

I'm in California. I just had to sign and date a simple waiver form to have DD go to kindergarten. No questions asked. I believe mine was for philosophical beliefs. The county I am in is overall pretty anti-vac thank goodness. Apparently the state of California is trying to pass a law though where instead of the parent signing the waiver form (for philosophical beliefs) you must have your doctor sign it... Which of course will cause problems because 99% of doctors are pro vaccine.



Anyhow OP... I had given my daughter selective vaccines as an infant as well. And like you I did research. DH and I decided together to no longer vaccinate. DS is almost 7 months and won't be getting any as well.

G's mommy 1 child; Michigan 37 posts
1st Aug

Thank you everyone!! I love how unbiased everyone seems t be here about vaccinations. I already get pestered by almost everyone about my choice, but i know best. I do agree, doctors seem to be very ignorant! You wanna give my child shots , but cant even tell me whats in them, they just want everyone to give their child shots and to not cause any fuss
Well the ones ive encountered anyway! Lol. I hope nothing extreme changes in 4 yrs. Thanks everyone, im glad im not alone in my choice. Im sure dealing with vaccinated parents is a big hoot too, lol!