Originally Posted by renae3
Hello. My daughter attends preschool, 2 days a week for 2 1/2 hours. I was just given a letter saying it is mandatory for her to get the flu shot. I called and told them I don't get my kids the flu shot. My oldest had a very bad reaction, and since then I haven't gotten them. She says it is the law for preschool, not older kids. My question is I really don't want to give her the shot, what can I do? She told me if it was a religious reason, only then could I get out of it. Obviously, I am torn and am kinda upset. I mean its the flu, not the measles or some deadly disease. Anyone have any ideas??
It's 5 hours a week. The state doesn't mandate you send your child to preschool, it merely States that should you choose to send your child to preschool, they must be immunized against influenza. I can't imagine what is so significant in those 5 hours that you are willing to through so much drama. I mean, either the that 5 hours is more than significant than the potential for a low grade fever or it's not. If I were truly that adverse to the flu vaccine I would take my child out of the center and spend an hour a day doing educational lessons with her. I'd be ahead of the game educationally and financially and I wouldn't have subjected my child to.medical treatment with which I don't agree.