posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 04:59 PM
Vaccinations and Immunizations may seem like they are forced upon parents by the Public School System in the United States, but they are not. They
would like to have as many students vaccinated and immunized, but they don't require it.
Many States even allow for you to claim Religious Exemption from Vaccination and Immunization requirements for your child to attend Public School.
Oregon doesn't even require you to claim Religious reasons to be exempt. You can claim exemption just because you feel like it.
HOWEVER, if an outbreak happens in school and your child is *NOT* vaccinated or immunized, then your child cannot attend school until the outbreak is
over. If a child comes to school with Chicken Pox, then every child not vaccinated against Varicella is sent home for one to two weeks. If German
Measles breaks out at your child's school, the CDC will show up with the National Guard to enforce vaccination, but you still have the right to not
allow your child to get the vaccination. Your child will be sent home for 2-4 weeks until the outbreak is over.
The H1N1 Influenza vaccination that everyone is so fearful of being mandatory won't be. It will be compulsory to attend school if an outbreak occurs,
but it will not be mandatory to get it (even if your school administration makes it sound like it is). Certainly, no one is going to take your child
to the hospital, claiming a "Medical Emergency" to get them inoculated or vaccinated without your consent. Just because the Pharmaceutical Companies
have been given legal indemnity, doesn't mean that Schools have been extended legal indemnity.