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Student Exempt From Vaccinations, for Now

January 16, 2013

After receiving allergy testing, a local school student has been exempted — at least for now — from receiving a vaccination required by West Virginia state law....

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Jan-21-13 10:00 AM

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” ? Martin Luther King Jr.

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Jan-17-13 8:18 PM

Wow. I can't imagine being that mother and having to go through that battle when it seems like such common sense. Why does anyone other than the child's physician have a say in an exemption?

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Jan-17-13 2:35 PM

Way to go, DHHR. The CDC obviously has no clue when they say that an allergy like this should be an automatic exemption. The patient's doctor just MUST be clueless and wanting to put everyone at risk by allowing one allergic patient to not get this shot. I get the warm fuzzies when I think about how you now have the ability to make law when it comes to vaccine requirements. I know that since you obviously know better than other government agencies and doctors and that you most certainly have our best interest at heart. (Please note the dripping sarcasm throughout).

What will happen when a child DIES because you refuse to bend and follow the CDC and doctors' recommendations? Wait.... nobody can be held liable in the case of vaccine injuries so you'll get a free pass. How do you sleep at night?

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Jan-16-13 5:39 PM

This article seriously downplays the severity of the situation. It makes me sick and this isn't even my child they are talking about! Ohio County DHHR are playing God with peoples lives. It needs to STOP. They should NOT be able to override a child's pediatrician or Dr. They know the child. These DHHR Dr's only see what is on paper and deem in necessary to OVERRIDE a child's DR! Apparently having a chance of DYING from a vaccine isn't deemed 'severe enough'. What if this mom got so sick of the harassment from the DRRH office and caved and got her son the shot and he died? What then? Who takes responsibility for that? Certainly not the DHHR. What do they care. Its not their child.

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Jan-16-13 2:40 PM

It seems that the child's physician would be in a better position to determine if the vaccination was too risky.

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Jan-16-13 12:37 PM

Seriously?? Every year the child has to go through this, and be subjected to pricking for allergy testing? Really? This makes sense to the educational and medical professionals? If he is allergic, he is allergic! This isn't the same as being fat - where he could lose weight, or having high cholesterol, which could come down. It is an allergy! SO instead of taking the opportunity for unnecessary medical appointments and testing, give the kid a pass -- and keep the others inoculated. It doesn't take a rocket scientist or a medical professional to apply common sense, however, it will most likely be a great political cause for a candidate who is looking out for his CONSTITUENTS RIGHTS. What is the next step? Homeschooling? Great take even more opportunities to limit this child's options - brilliant!

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Jan-16-13 6:29 AM

Gotta follow the rules, even if it kills the kid. Good Call Mercer.

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