I realized I never explained that you can get exemptions for “mandatory” vaccinations for your kids. All 50 states have some exemption. Exemptions fall into 3 categories:
Medical – requires doctor exemption based on health. For example if you are allergic to an ingredient in a vaccine.
Philosophical – any personally held beliefs.
Religious – any religious beliefs.
Each state is different as far as how hard they make it to get an exemption. In NY I hear that you have to “prove” you belong to a religion with a problem with vax. Silly if you ask me since religious beliefs are by nature personal and not institutional. In Ohio it isn’t that hard. In my opinion religious exemption is a little more “safe” in our country (as far as them snatching that right from you). If you live in Mississippi or West Virginia you are only allowed a medical exemption. My opinion – move! 🙂