No Preschool for my 4 yr old daughter till she gets her shots

Jui - posted on 03/01/2015 ( 18 moms have responded )

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I am a bit concerned as my child cannot be admitted to any preschool as she is not uptodate on her shots. The doctor said that till she is on steroids we cannot give her shots , and so no preschool or daycare will take her.

I am concerned as we have just moved in from India and my 4 yr old speak mainly our mother tongue which is not English. Also my other concern is her social development . Will she mix in if she goes staright to kindergarten and not attend preschool ?

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Chana - posted on 03/12/2015

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I just received the info to enroll my daughter in a Pre-K program and I am not sure if all states are the same(we live in PA)but there is a place on one of the many health forms that says something to the affect that if your child is not or can not be immunized for medical reasons please provide documentation from the child's primary care physician.

Jui - posted on 03/11/2015

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Hi Jodi ,
I live in Kansas . And the preschool I want my child to go is church run preschool.

Jui - posted on 03/11/2015

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Hi Jodi ,
I completely agree with you . My child will not pt anybody at risk since all the other children in the preschool are immunised .

Jui - posted on 03/11/2015

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My daughter is on steroids as she was diagnozied with nephrotic syndrome 3 months ago. the symptom is protein leak in the urine . And there is no particular reason how she acquired the syndrome.
I know that when you are on steroids ur immune system breaks down and the vaccines if given will not have any effect , so the doctor will not give the vaccines . But the school needs to understand this and let her in so that she can atleast study .

Chana - posted on 03/05/2015

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Understand that assumption. I didn't make it because I have had steroids for allergic reactions to insect bites, medications, etc. and I know people that are on steroids for joint issues but it doesn't prevent them from getting immunizations.

Jodi - posted on 03/05/2015

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I guess I just assumed that if the doctor said she couldn't get her shots because of the steroid situation that there were medical reasons for that :)

Chana - posted on 03/05/2015

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No I was not suggesting to go against medical advice. But there was no medical reason stated other than she needed to be on steroids and she could have very well meant off steroids. If there is a medical reason by all means get it documented and take it to the Pre-School.

Jodi - posted on 03/05/2015

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Well, it is obviously a medical issue because the doctor has said that she needs to wait until she is on steroids (although now that I have re-read the post, I think she meant OFF steroids). The fact that a doctor has said this indicates there is a medical issue. Are you suggesting she should go against medical advice and immunise anyway?

But aside from that, she also posted this:
http://www.circleofmoms.com/stay-at-home...

I actually wasn't trying to debate. I was pointing out that this is a medical reason for not vaccinating a child, and it has been recommended by her doctor not to do so for very good reason.

Chana - posted on 03/05/2015

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I don't want go get into a immunization debate because there are pros and cons on both sides. There was no medical reason stated why she can't have the immunizations. That is why I asked why she needs to be on steroids. All I was saying is that it can put others at risk such as those with medical problems preventing them from being immunized or the very young we can't be immunized. Which I thought was basically what I said in my earlier post but apparently it was taken incorrectly.

Jodi - posted on 03/04/2015

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LOL Sarah. Although I can't see the need for a vaccine debate. I think people on both sides of that debate agree that medical reasons for not having immunisations are perfectly acceptable :)

Jodi - posted on 03/04/2015

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Chana, that is the purpose of herd immunity, to protect those who DO have medical issues and CAN'T receive their shots. If everyone else around them who can have the shots HAVE had the shots, then it protects the individuals who can't. It shouldn't be acceptable that someone is forced into having their immunisations or be banned from pre-schools if they have medical issues that prevent them from doing so. Think about it, if all the other children have HAD their immunisations, this child is putting no-one at risk; not any more than the immunised children are.

Chana - posted on 03/04/2015

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I understand your concern about her not being able to attend Pre-school but can I ask why she needs to be on steroids to get her shots? I know the importance of education but I also know the importance of vaccines. When children don't get immunizations they put other child at risk. If your child or any child for that matters does not have current immunizations and carries a virus to school they can spread that virus to another child and even if that child is immunized they can spread the virus to a baby sibling who is not yet old enough to be immunized.

Jodi - posted on 03/01/2015

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I'm not sure where you live, but in many places, you can get medical exemption and generally a public school would need to accept that.

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