Did you know that there are only 2 states out of the 50 that don’t allow for a parent to file a vaccine exemption form, allowing them to send their child to school either partially or completely unvaccinated (those 2 States are West Virginia and Mississippi)? The choice to vaccinate your children or not should be yours. Don’t be bullied either way…know your rights!
Originally posted on Abundant Life Wellness Center blog:
With school about to begin in most States, I wanted to provide you with information on vaccination rights. The website www.vaccineinfo.net is an organization that provides information on vaccines and the immunization policies and practices that affect the children and adults of Texas. For information on vaccine policies nationally, you can go to the National Vaccine Information Center’s website at www.nvic.org.
What many parents may not understand is that there is a difference between a vaccine recommendation and a legal requirement for a vaccine for your children. If you go to the NVIC website and click on Vaccine Laws, you will see your State’s laws on vaccinations. In the State of Texas, you can exempt your child from receiving any vaccine if you file an affidavit with the State for either religious or philosophical reasons, or if a doctor provides you a medical exemption. Even if you began vaccinating your child and you decide to stop vaccinating because of the lack of evidence that vaccines are safe, you can do so by filing an affidavit with your State. In Texas, you can go to www.vaccineinfo.net and click on “Exemptions” to find a link to obtain an exemption.
According to the research by the NVIC, an epidemic of chronic diseases and disabilities are plaguing America. Our children are the most highly vaccinated children in the world and they are among the most chronically ill and disabled. Today, the Centers for Disease Control admits that 1 child in 6 in America is developmentally delayed. During the past quarter century, the number of children with learning disabilities, ADHD, asthma and diabetes has more than tripled. During the past quarter century, the number of doses of vaccines that pediatricians give babies and children under age 6 has more than doubled. More than twice as many children have chronic brain and immune system dysfunction today than did in the 1970’s when half as many vaccines were given to children. It is my hope that you will educate yourself on the concerns of giving children with immature immune systems 48 doses of 14 vaccines before the age of 6 and what impact that has on them in the short and long term. There has been no long-term studies completed on the safety of vaccines. This is too big of a decision to rely on non-scientific data. Knowledge is power.