The Myth of Mandatory School Vaccinations
Our house is a bit crazy at the moment as I attempt to get the kids ready to go back to school in a little over a week.
Dental checkups? Check.
School supplies? Check.
Vaccines up to date? Are you kidding? NO WAY!
Only Three States Mandate Vaccines for School
The fact is, in almost every single state, you do NOT need vaccinations for your child to attend school.
There are only three states that REQUIRE shots for school with no philosophical and/or religious exemptions available. These states are California, West Virginia and Mississippi. If you do not live in these three states, you absolutely can opt out of vaccines and still attend school. This goes for college too in most cases.
Unfortunately, most parents still think that the oft-repeated phrase “no shots, no school” trumpeted by school officials and even pediatricians is the law of the land despite statutes on the books that prove otherwise.
Mandatory School Vaccinations are a Myth
In this short video below, the myth of mandatory school vaccinations is discussed by my friend of many years, April Renee.
April Renee is the founder of the Vaccine Information Coalition and she has been a guest speaker for my Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter several times in the past. She was also a featured speaker at the Wise Traditions Conference in Dallas, Texas.
In this video, April Renee teams up with Hallelujah Acres to bring this important message to parents about “mandatory” school vaccinations:
Vaccines are NOT required to attend school in the vast majority of cases!
Click here for information on exemption forms and opt out details for your state as well as Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
Please note that while I do not in any way advocate the Hallelujah Diet which is vegan and consists of 85% raw, uncooked, and unprocessed plant-based food, and 15% cooked, plant-based food, I do support the strong and firm stance against vaccinations.
Because of the common ground shared on this important issue, I decided to post this video as parents must band together no matter what their food philosophy in order to successfully defeat this dangerously flawed, mainstream conviction that the 70+ toxic, autoimmune disease provoking vaccines injected into our children by the age of 11-12 are somehow beneficial to their health.
If you know any friends that are hesitant and unsure about vaccines but are going ahead with the shots because they think it is required for school attendance, please pass along this message that they are misinformed and that a simple exemption is what is required in most cases as shown in the video below.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.