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Medically fragile baby and not vaccinating

Posted by on Jun. 20, 2017 at 1:09 PM
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I have 3 older children (5, 3 & 20 months)
they are all fully unvaccinated and I don't regret my decision in the least, they are insanely healthy, happy and smart.

BUT I am 32wks with what I KNOW will be a medically fragile child. He was diagnosed at 22wks with spina bifida so he will be coming early and spend time in the NICU after having surgery.

Has anyone dealt with a medically fragile infant and not vaccinating? I never had much push-back from the doctors with my other kids, obviously they recommended the shots but I just said no and they left it alone.
But with my son being in the hospital and seeing specialists are they going to be more pushy about it? I'm also worried about the recent stories of kids being "medically kidnapped" when parents refuse to follow a doctors recommendation...what are my rights as a parent?

by on Jun. 20, 2017 at 1:09 PM
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emmy526
by New Owner on Jun. 20, 2017 at 1:49 PM

What state are you in?

kelly617
by Member on Jun. 20, 2017 at 1:56 PM

Washington, we currently have all three options for refusing vaccines (medical, religious & philosophical)

Quoting emmy526:

What state are you in?


emmy526
by New Owner on Jun. 21, 2017 at 12:20 AM

i would think those same rights still extend to the new child, regardless. The law does not state ''if your child has X condition said child MUST be mandatorily vaccinated''...

are there stories of kidnapping in WA?

Quoting kelly617:

Washington, we currently have all three options for refusing vaccines (medical, religious & philosophical)

Quoting emmy526:

What state are you in?



starbuck75
by Member on Jun. 21, 2017 at 8:12 PM

You need to consult an attorney. Knowing what I know first hand, a paretn or any individual saying no to vaccines while in a hosptial is dangerous ground. I said NO, and they wound up givien me a vaccine by lying and saying it was "pain shot." I'd had a serious reaction before, so i know what vaccine injury feels like. That shot made me very sick for two years and I wound up with an autoimmune disease. When my child (vaccine injured at fifteen months) had to go into the hosptial, we NEVER left him alone - not for one minute. Do not trust anything they say. Get a lawyer and see what you can legally do. 

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