• Choosing not to vaccinate – Help in CA!

    Posted by Samantha Jimenez on May 7, 2024 at 12:46 pm

    Hi All, my daughter is starting Kindergarten in the fall and were choosing not to vaccinate. We live in CA. We are starting her at the same private Christian school my son goes to. And I’ve been advised we’ll need to submit a medical exemption form for her. I guess a law was recently changed and it is no longer the religious exemption form but a medical exemption form I will have to provide. I did vaccinate my son, way back then, but not choosing the same for my daughter. So now we are up against this for her registration. Any advice? I would greatly appreciate!

    Samantha Jimenez replied 1 week, 6 days ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Jodie Meschuk

    Member
    May 8, 2024 at 9:58 am

    That is a great question! I know lots of parents that send their kids to school and find ways to bypass this. That could be that they find a doctor willing to write an exception, some have it written into an iep, that is an ironclad legal document, some just find a way around it *wink* *wink*, often times they do a hybrid homeschool or I know of some small private schools willing to turn a blind eye. Ultimately you will need to make the best decision for your self, but there are lots of parents working their way around the system. Some of the options take hard work and diligence, and may not be spoken of between families, but at the end of the day you have to stick to your guns and do what is right for your child.

    • Samantha Jimenez

      Member
      May 13, 2024 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you so much for the info 💗 some<div>Of this is so new and feels overwhelming but I’m going to stick to my guns! </div>

  • Felicia Kruger

    Member
    May 10, 2024 at 12:03 am

    We also no longer vaccinate and are in CA. Both my kids have MEs but will become null and void once they hit 7th grade which is the last checkpoint for us. We homeschool through a public charter as we haven’t been able to find any doctor willing to write a new ME especially since now all exemptions have to go through the CAIR. Virtually no one will get exempt through that system. It’s ironic how my kids can’t take on site classes but are allowed to be in those same classrooms when it comes time for state testing.

    • Samantha Jimenez

      Member
      May 13, 2024 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you so much for the info 💗

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