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tired of the run around….

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I posted about this almost two years ago when we moved to a Ft Benning, GA. I got nowhere with CYSS and they ended up changing their rules on religious exemptions. Here's a summary.... When I called CYSS to get the info I needed to register my children with our Religious Exemption, I was told that I will need a letter from my clergy verifying our religious beliefs basically. We do not attend a church, so I called the Chaplain's office and they were not willing to help. I spoke to a few local churches who also didn't care to help me. So, I call CYSS back to let them know my situation and to see if there was anything else I could do as we do not attend church. I was told that the rules/regs have changed and the ONLY exemption for vaccines they will accept is medical (and it had to be life threatening!) So I was frustrated and ended up putting my daughter in PreK off post and involving both kids in sports at the local YMCA. Ok fine, no big deal. 

Now, we are moving to Alaska! I just called to speak with CYSS about the requirements for Religious Exemptions against vaccinations and was told that I will need a letter from my clergy blah blah blah. So, idk what to do. I don't know who to turn to in order to get this letter from the "head of my church" saying that I have true and sincere religious beliefs against vaccinations. Can anybody think of anything?? We will be in the middle of nowhere Alaska, and I want my kids to be involved on post with sports and activities with their friends etc. HELP! 

by on Nov. 28, 2012 at 6:35 PM
Replies (11-12):
DragonBoy2012
by Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM
I dear.....i am sooo sorry for all that stress,u are mucking through...KEEP ON AND,DONT GIVE IN !!!!Please look (and,search buttin on her,site) Amanda's,"blinded By The,Light" website...
kitty8199
by Silver Member on Nov. 30, 2012 at 7:26 PM
Ga doesn't require clergy either.

Quoting emmy526:

http://www.epi.hss.state.ak.us/pubs/ImmunizationManual_v03.pdf

scroll down to page 38, and theres a form, and NO WHERE on the form does it provide for a clergy's siggy...the wording of it claims a parents has to be a member


Quote:

“the child’s”] parent or guardian affirming that immunization conflicts with the tenets and practices of the church or  religious 


denomination of which the applicant [4 AAC 62.450(c)(2) says “the parent or guardian”] is a member.

so, far all they know, you have your own church right in your own living room every sunday, and your kids are your church body.  

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