With school getting ready to start here in our area I felt that it was important to post a blog about vaccinations. Did you know that in the state of Michigan You do not have to vaccinate your children in order for them to go to school? Most of the time the schools are not forth coming with this information, in fact the letters that get sent home make it sound like you have no choice but to vaccinated or they can not return to school. All of the Schools in Michigan have waiver forms that they will give you if you ask for them, or you can simply write it out on a piece of paper then sign and date it.
Unlike some other states Michigan has three exemptions available to us. 1. medical exemption, 2. religious exemption and 3. A philosophical exemption.
The philosophical exemption means that if you choose not to vaccinate for any reason you don't have to. You do not need a doctors note or even have to try to explain why it is against your religion. Just ask for the waiver when you sign the child up for school and write on it that it is against your beliefs. You do not have to explain how it is against your beliefs just that you do not choose to vaccinate your child or children.
Also please remember that at any time in the childs life you can choose to stop vaccinating and when the school year starts just go to the school tell them you no longer vaccinate and sign the waiver. It does not matter if you vaccinated in earlier years or not.
Please do not let anyone bully you into vaccinating if you don't want to or you are un-sure. Do your own research about the dangers of vaccination and then make an informed decision.
We have many books available at the store about vaccinations and below you will find a very reputable site with many links to help you start your research.
Many Blessings to you are your family