One of the greatest controversies facing today’s parents is that of whether or not to immunize children.
Though there has been no concrete evidence, many parents firmly believe that there is a link between the increasing rate of Autism and the new vaccinations that are routinely given throughout childhood.
As a result, many parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children.
The issue is double fold.
It was originally believed that if parents vaccinated their children they were safe from acquiring various diseases due to the amount of children who were vaccinated.
However, new trends are indicating that childhood diseases that were once nearly eradicated are reappearing.
There is no doubt that the issue of vaccinating children is a controversial and weighty matter.
Public schools have certain medical requirements that children must follow in order to attend. One of these medical requirements includes getting vaccinated.
If parents do not feel comfortable vaccinating their children, they will need to sign a medical waiver. The medical waiver will exempt the child from meeting these requirements.
There are several types of medical waivers that parents may complete.
If you do not believe in vaccination due to religious beliefs, then you would sign a medical waiver based upon religious preferences. If you have had a child, or if your child’s sibling, has had a serious complication as a result of vaccinations, you can seek a medical waiver based upon that past illness.
If you are being harassed or threatened by a school official because you do not wish to comply with the school’s medical requirements, then you may find it is in your best interest to contact an attorney.