I am curious how they would do that. All of the public schools that I have ever heard of, have a policy no shots no school. So do the moms make sure that by the time that they are school age that they have had all their shots, or do they just home school them? The same thing goes for all of the preschools and daycares that I have ever heard of, no shots, no school. I am not knocking the decision to non-vax just wondering how they go about this? Same as if they are trying to receive government assistance like WIC? I know that WIC has a policy that all children have to have their shots. Anyone know?Answer Question
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Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:20 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
"No shots, no school" can be a very misleading statement. They say that here (TX) on the news, etc., but they don't bother to include the information that Texas has medical, religious, AND philosophical exemptions.
Every state in the U.S. has a medical exemption, 48 have religious exemptions (all but WV & MS), and 18 states have philosophical exemptions. (NVIC map)
As far as school goes, if a school or childcare facility accepts state funds, then they MUST accept that state's exemption. However, privately funded institutions do not have to- it is their choice whether or not to accept unvaccinated children. So, no, homeschooling is not a necessity.
Answer by emslala at 10:45 PM on Oct. 17, 2009
(cont. from above)
As for WIC: "Immunization records and/or an infant/child’s immunization status are in no way tied to the receipt of WIC benefits." (directly taken from the USDA/ FNS website)
They will probably want a copy of the exemption anyway though, just to say it's on file.
Answer by emslala at 10:51 PM on Oct. 17, 2009