reply to post by observe50
Schools in the UK usually send a letter home to inform parents if they were to be immunised, I don't know how it all works in schools in other
If you are worried and you have not been informed, I would inform my children that on this occassion to try and avoid the jab and make any excuse to
get out of it, but this really depends on their age and how mature they are, excuses i.e. needing the bathroom, or switch places in the queue and when
nobody is looking walk away confidently and casually and if stopped by a teacher say that they have already had the jab and question their sanity!
I wouldn't usually condone what I am suggesting but if I was in your situation I would tell my kids to try and contact me as soon as they know when
the injection is going to happen and get out of there if possible, or even hide in an empty classroom, hide in the toilets, library or dodge the
teachers in the corridoors, fake illness but only if you cannot take them out of school or meet them for safety reasons.
If your children are too young or not confident or cheeky enough, you could mention to the school that your child has an allergy to surgical steel, or
is incredibly ill and you will have the jab at the doctors instead, go on holiday at that particular time or at least pretend to, find any excuse
possible or even mention to the school that you panicked about the flu so much that you took your child to the docs or clinic and had it done
don't forget to mention that your doctor will be sending them a letter so that they don't chase it up straightaway, this will bide you
Keep your ear to the ground and listen for info on other schools in your area giving the jab.
I mention all of the above because I managed at 12 years old to avoid having the T.B jab, I was in the queue terrified because of all the horror
stories I had heard, when it was my turn I mentioned to the nurse that I had just had it done at my previous school, which I had left a few months
before, they took my word for it and I was never given it, I was very lucky that day and sly, I didn't bother to mention it at home either. I was
also very good at hiding in school if I had a lesson that I disliked, although it didn't happen often, I managed to wrangle out of trouble on most
occassions, including sneeking out of school detention 2 days in a row!
I know it all seems far fetched/drastic and it doesn't seem wise as a parent to suggest avoiding a jab for your child and some of you may assume I am
a bad person for making such suggestions, you would be totally wrong.
I believe there is a sinister undertone lurking and sincerely hope this is not what it seems to be. I do not condone truancy or children lying to
teachers, but when you believe in something so strongly and have a need to protect your family then do what you possibly can to achieve this.