PLEASE HELP!!! I need info for Schools!
Hello everyone, sorry to throw myself out here all of a sudden but I am in desperate need of help.
First, a little background. I am very opposed to vaccinations for various reasons. When I was younger and dumber I allowed my first and second child to have a few shots, even though I was slowly learning and getting uncomfortable. Both kids started having allergy issues, my son most severely. From that point on I became quite opposed to the idea that my children should be forced to recieve vaccinations.
Fast forward to now. I have had my children enrolled in two different schools in the past and have never had issues with exeptions. However, we just moved to TN and they are giving me one heck of a time. My husband is with the Army in Korea and will be for a year so I had hoped to avoid homeschooling all three little ones (7, 5 1/2, 3) since it really takes a toll on me. I opted to file for religious exemption as it seemed easier at the time and because I am religious. They are requiring me to send a notorized letter within 15 days from a pastor stating that the church beliefs are of the nature that vaccinations are not required?? I think that was the nature of what needs to be said. I don't want to go through the ringer with them trying to fight it for medical reasons, as they (no offense) seem to not even consider it could be harmful, no matter what evidence I bring fo the table.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm at my wit's end here, and really don't want to fight with them, but I will if it means my children are not required to be vaccinated. (I felt sick to my stomach at that thought.)