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Vaccine Exemptions. What are the exemptions does your state have?

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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Jennifer, Crunchy Student Midwife, Wife and mother to Hannah 14, Abby 9 and my intact  Liam who is 1. We cloth diaper, treat our family naturally, ERF, EBF, birth narurally, co-sleep and try to tread lightly.

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NearSeattleMom
by Ruby Member on Sep. 28, 2010 at 8:03 PM

I like this map.  We have all three exemptions in WA state.

mamaraylene
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 8:06 PM

I live in WV. There are no exemptions at all.

 

West Virginia and Mississippi are the only two states that do not allow religious or philosophical exemptions from mandatory vaccinations required to attend school. All 48 other states allow parents the freedom to act in the best interests of their children according to their religious or philosophical beliefs. Forty-eight other states allow parents to choose what gets injected into their children.

West Virginians for Vaccination Exemption is a coalition of concerned citizens who believe informed consent is required for all vaccinations, which are medical procedures that carry risks of injury or death. We are dedicated to passing a bill in West Virginia that would give us the same choice parents in 48 other states enjoy. We believe it is time for Free Mountaineers to join the rest of the country. If it works for them, why can't it work for us?

West Virginians for Vaccination Exemption is not a anti-vaccination group. We are a pro-liberty and pro-choice group that believes parents and individuals cannot abdicate our ability to choose what is best for us and our families to the government.

We believe that we have the right to:

  • make an informed decision whether we want to take the risks involved in vaccinations or any medical treatment.
  • give informed consent before submitting to medical procedures.
  • disagree with government and medical authorities on what the risks and benefits of vaccines are.
  • act according to our conscience and religious/philosophical beliefs.

These are rights that Americans in 48 other states take for granted. Why can't West Virginians have these same rights?

No forced vaccination. Not in America. Not in West Virginia.

WVVE has no religious or political affiliation.

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