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TB testing

Posted by on May. 19, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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My youngest is completely unvaccinated.  We use an exemption for vaccines, but while filling out paperwork for a summer program he wants to be in, it has a part that says "A TB Tine Test or Chest X-Ray must be completed for all first time applicants..."

I'm not sure which way to go with this.  It isn't a vaccine, but I'm still not thrilled to have something injected into him.   From what I've seen online, the chest x-ray is only an option after you have had a positive tb result. Or can I try to get his Dr to allow one?

Anyone have suggestions for this?

by on May. 19, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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kitty8199
by Silver Member on May. 19, 2013 at 11:30 PM
There's a blood and sputum test.
You may could still use the exemption. Its still toxins being put into the body.
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nicki.hemingway
by Bronze Member on May. 19, 2013 at 11:51 PM

I was in an early education program and they accepted the blood test (which is more sensitive btw) in leiu of the tine test.

mama2gg
by on May. 20, 2013 at 6:02 PM
Get a tidder
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