I just wanted to write a quick note to all you moms and dads out there making decisions on if ,or how many vaccinations you want your child to receive, especially when the new law goes into effect.
Please remember if you want to take advantage of the grandfathering clause in the new law, make sure that you have a Personal Belief Exemption Form on file at your school. This applies to you if any of your children are currently in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, or going into any grade from 1st to 6th. Kindergarten and 7th grade are Checkpoints for vaccinations starting next July. For example, if your son or daughter is in 2nd grade this year, do a PBE form and have it in your file in the office as that allows him or her to be "grandfathered in" or in a safe zone, so to speak, until 7th grade. In 7th grade, the law will require mandatory vaccinations, unless the law has been changed.
Personal Belief Forms are from the State of California - Health and Human Services Agency. They can be downloaded from that site or I got one from a Homeschooling Company. In order for this form to help you in the future, it has to be filed by
the end of THIS YEAR. NOT NEXT YEAR!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. If I can help, please let me know! If there are questions on setting up a small homeschool setup, please ask!
This topic is near and dear to my heart as I was just blessed with another granddaughter on Sept. 29th and of course as a protective grandma, want all the best for her and my sweet other two granddaughters.