On Monday night, October 15, WSB 2 did a report on the ongoing debate about vaccinations and autism. A link to that broadcast and other information on the WSB 2 website is below.
Broadcast from Monday evening
Proposed Vaccination Schedule
Update: Thursday, October 18
Yahoo.com published an article on Thursday, October 18, about how parents are citing religious reasons for not getting vaccines.
As I noted in an earlier post, my wife and I faced a similar situation with our younger son, Christopher. Many of the parents in the article are avoiding vaccines altogether. My wife and I just thought that the vaccine schedule was too much for a young child to handle and wanted to spread it out.
However, we knew spreading out Christopher's vaccinations would create a problem at his daycare. We obtained a doctor's recommendation, only to find out that Oregon (where we lived at the time) does not accept doctor's recommendations on this issue.
Ticked at Oregon's nearsightedness on this issue, I wrote a note requesting a religious exemption for Christopher. However, I scared my wife when I cited an exemption based not on my religious beliefs, but a wish to be exempted from the state-mandated religion concerning vaccinations.
The daycare director laughed when she read it. The State of Oregon accepted my request.
Does anyone out there know the rules for getting exemptions to state policy in Georgia on vaccinations? I still view vaccinations as necessary. It is the number of vaccinations that are required in so short a time that I have trouble accepting.