"refusal to vaccinate" form
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|Tue, 07-21-2009 - 9:15pm|
Im hoping someone here can give me some info. You guys always are so knowledgeable and Ive come here quite a few times with questions, and you have always given me GREAT info (TIA!!)
Anyway - our ped is awesome. He allows us to selectively vaccinate our son and we did so on a slow, gentle schedule. He has not had MMR, Chicken Pox, Hep B, or flu vaccinations, and our ped is fine with it. He is 3 years old, in daycare and I have had no problems since DH and I signed a religious waiver for the vaccines he has not received.
Recently, at our last ped visit, the nurse gave us some static for not having the MMR and Chicken pox vax. While she says that she understands our ped is running the office, she gets a lot of heat from the state for allowing their office to not follow the CCD recommendations. (Im am SOOOOO tired of all the strong arming!). Anyway, last time we were there she asked if I could sign a refusal to vaccinate form - I did not, telling her I would take it home because I wanted my husband to look at it as well. She completely understood.
Well, do I HAVE to sign this form? Im thinking I dont want to - since the wording in it says that I KNOW the benefits of vaccination but STILL choose not to, knowing this could harm my child. Not liking that wording nor do I agree about the "benefits" and that I am putting my child in harms way. (I actually would rather sign something that says 4 shots at once into a tiny 2 month old is putting them in harms way!)
Any advice on how I get around this? Im just afraid they are going to tell me they cant treat our son, and I LOVE our Ped!
Thanks for any advice!!!!