What are the common vaccinations recommended for children attending school?The recommended vaccinations that are most required to begin school are Polio, Tetanus, DTaP, MMR, Hepatitis B, and Chickenpox. On top of those vaccinations doctors and schools are also asking parents to vaccinate their children against are whooping cough, HPV, and meningitis. The good news for those who are against vaccinations is that most states do not require children to get vaccinations to begin school.
How can you opt out of vaccinations and still have your child attend school?Most parents believe if they opt out of vaccinating their children, they will not be able to attend school. However, this belief is a myth. In most states, parents can request a medical waiver from their MD. Unfortunately, the medical waiver is the only thing that can allow your children to skip out on the vaccinations and still attend school. If you for some reason cannot get this waiver, you will either need to find an MD who will sign off or start homeschooling your children.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of vaccinations?For those who decide to vaccinate their children before school starts, it is wise to keep in mind that side effects can occur from vaccinations such as:
- Allergic reactions
- Autoimmune disorders
- Chronic inflammation
- Learning disabilities