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Old 02-20-2007, 10:23 PM   #21
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I know a lot of people that have claimed religious exemption and are not religious in the least. They had to choose something, and went with that. Chances are, the government won't mess with people claiming religious freedoms, unless it's a matter of life or death. And even then, it's hard for even the government to overrule that. Freedom of religion means ANY religion.
What is the process for that though? I was under the assumption you had to have a letter from a religious affiliation claiming that vax is against their beliefs, no?

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Old 02-20-2007, 10:24 PM   #22
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It's a parent's decision.

BTW, I use a religious exemption and I'm not religious. Just makes it easier.
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I also chose the religious exemption and am an atheist. Vaccines are still against my belief system.
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Re: The government and vaccines

here's some info for the NY mama, JIC she doesn't have it already. Soemthing there may help in the future.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:43 AM   #25
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Re: The government and vaccines

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It's a parent's decision.

BTW, I use a religious exemption and I'm not religious. Just makes it easier.
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I also chose the religious exemption and am an atheist. Vaccines are still against my belief system.
How do you claim that though is what I'm wondering. Does the school give you a form to fill out?

I haven't had to deal with it yet but if our state requires the HPV vaccine, I'll need a religious exemption for my girls and I will be needing one for my son since I skipped some with him.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:44 AM   #26
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here's some info for the NY mama, JIC she doesn't have it already. Soemthing there may help in the future.
http://www.909shot.com/state-site/Pennsylvania.htm

Thanks for the link, looks like I an just put something in writing myself. Thanks!
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:59 AM   #27
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What is the process for that though? I was under the assumption you had to have a letter from a religious affiliation claiming that vax is against their beliefs, no?
SOme states DO require an exemption form typed out by the parents or gurdians stating their exemption choice. Some states require that it is signed in the presence of a notory as well. But as far as I know, you don't have to have anything from a church, temple, etc. saying you're a member there, that you believe in this or that, etc. I found my form online (at that 909 site), saved it to my computer, then just changed the appropriate places for names and such.

But, in the end, I didn't need that at all. The only thing the district here required of us was signing the back of her immunization card they keep on file at school, and they marked the box for religious exemption. That was it. I still have the exemption forms on hand in my own files for all the kids and our Doc has a copy in each of their files so there are no questions asked when we go.
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Why couldn't you claim religious exemption? How can they prove that it is NOT against your religion?
We had already registered our older son in the school and shown proof that HE was vaccinated. My younger son had SOME vax and we had shown proof of that.

Everything I have read about getting an exemption in NY says you have to PROVE it's a religious exemption - meaning a signature from a clergy member of some kind. We're not religious at all.
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http://ffitz.com/nyvic/law/wexler/7sincere.htm

A case where those who were not "sincere" in their beliefs were not granted exemption.
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