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NJ start by eliminating Gov. Corzine in the next election and work on voting everyone new. Independents and Third Parties are the best but do what you can to get new people in power
Originally posted by nunya13
Thanks for clearing that up BH. That does make sense if it's a private organization.
Originally posted by chiron613
So yeah, schools are going to require kids to have vaccinations. I don't know that it's necessarily good for kids to get the H1N1 vaccination, but that's just one among many others that are mandatory.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
But the OP is trying to put forth that New Jersey is requiring the FLU vaccine for public schools and that's simply not true.
Originally posted by warrenb
if you live in Jersey and your child does not have the shot, they cannot attend school until they get the shot
I disagree with a mandatory vaccine, but a private business, which child care and preschool are, have every right to deny entry to someone who hasn't been vaccinated.
Originally posted by jd140
reply to post by warrenb
Where does it say that they are being forced to take the shot?
No shot no school, doesn't mean they have to take the shot. They can be home schooled or go to a private school and not have to take the shot.
Originally posted by harvib
Yes, but that has nothing to do with the OP or the debate. The link the OP provided wasn't to a private institutions policy it was to the state Governments own website mandating mandatory vaccines for children who are 59 months - 6 years of age or entering the sixth grade and who are planning on attending any school, preschool, or licensed day care facility.
Private business certainly do have the right to deny a child who hasn't been vaccinated but they do not have the right to accept children who have not been vaccinated.
Some families are not left with many options and hence will not have a choice in vaccinating their children unless they claim a religious exemption.
This thread is about the FLU shot. Read the title. And the FLU shot is not mandatory for children entering public schools.
More Information About The Flu Vaccine Requirement
Children who are six- to 59-months-old attending licensed day care centers and preschools must receive the vaccine before December 31 each year. Children who turn 60 months of age on or before that date are not required to get the vaccine, but the Department strongly recommends it. Students not meeting the requirement must be excluded for the rest of influenza season (through March 31) or until they receive at least one dose of vaccine.
It's about the FLU shot. And there are many options.
1. Don't put them in licensed preschools.
2. Have their grandmother babysit.
3. Hire a babysitter.
4. Stay home with them.
There's 4 options right there. This story is 2 years old! People are just throwing a fit now... Why?
“If you don’t vaccinate your child, you’re putting my child at risk,” he said.
Originally posted by mrsdudara
EXACTLY!!! That was a little fact that I unfortunatly learned after I had my kids imunized against the chickenpox. A mistake I have kicked myself for again and again.
All you need to do is fill out a form. You do not have to have any vaccines in order to go to school.
N.J.S.A. 26:1A – 9.1 provides an exemption for pupils from mandatory
immunization “if the parent or guardian of the pupil objects thereto in a written
statement signed by the parent or guardian upon the grounds that the proposed
immunization interferes with the free exercise of the pupil’s religious rights.” All
schools, child care centers, and local health officers may be advised that the
religious exemption extends to private, parochial, and public institutions. When a
parent or guardian submits their written religious exemption to immunization,
which contains some religious reference, those persons charged with
implementing administrative rules at N.J.A.C. 8:57 – 4.4, should not question
whether the parent’s professed religious statement or stated belief is reasonable,
acceptable, sincere and bona fide. In practice, if the written statement contains
the word “religion” or “religious” or some reference thereto, then the statement
should be accepted and the religious exemption of mandatory immunization(s)
granted. The language requiring how the administration of immunizing agents
conflicts with the student’s religious beliefs does not mandate specificity as to
membership in a recognized church or religious denomination. NJDHSS will
seek to amend the rules at N.J.A.C. 8:57 – 4.4 through the Administrative Rules
process to be consistent with N.J.S.A. 26:1A – 9.1.