IL vaccination laws

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IL vaccination laws

Postby JimAmy » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:09 pm

Any homeschoolers from IL familiar with the HPV vaccination legislation? and ramifications for refusing the vaccination? Thanks

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Postby Theodore » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:03 pm

Looking at info online (as of early 2008), it appears that Illinois does not force you to take the HPV vaccine, though it does require that insurance providers cover the vaccine, and I imagine the schools are strongly pushing its use. As a homeschooler, there shouldn't be any ramifications to not taking it.

Texas, of all states, was the only place I know of to make the vaccine mandatory in the schools, and I doubt even there they went to the extent of forcing homeschooolers to take it.

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Postby elliemaejune » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:33 pm

Theodore wrote:Texas, of all states, was the only place I know of to make the vaccine mandatory in the schools, and I doubt even there they went to the extent of forcing homeschooolers to take it.

Texas Gov. Perry's executive order requiring it was rescinded by Texas legislators, happily. Immunizations are "required" only to attend public school, so private school students (which includes hses) could easily refuse it.
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Postby Theodore » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:38 pm

Yes, hence the past tense :)

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Postby twinmom2 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:41 pm

Texas did try and make it mandatory, I don't know if that extended to homeschoolers or not, BUT in Texas, and in many states, you can be exempt for religious or moral reasons to the required vaccines.

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Postby ncmom » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:05 pm

I am originally from IL and the way I always understood the laws you only had to get the vaccines to attend public schools, daycare, or private schools. I am very picky about what vaccines I get my kids. I am choosing not to get the HPV vaccine for my daughter. I also chose not to get the chicken pox vaccine.


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