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Health & FitAre Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?

19:03  12 august  2019
19:03  12 august  2019 Source:   mom.me

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“Our school has gotten stricter ,” she told Mom.com. “Washington used to allow you to easily just sign off for conscientious objection. Now you need more paperwork. Part of this includes agreeing to keep your kids home if a disease breaks out in your school .” Some states appear to still have low vaccination rates, even after being the site of measles outbreaks. This NPR report — based on state data — says that only 9% of schools in Illinois have 100% of their students vaccinated against the measles.

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For most parents, their child’s health and safety while attending school is at the forefront of their minds. And with school policies varying from state to state, it’s often difficult to know what other parents have chosen for their children.

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While every state has vaccination requirements for incoming students at public schools and most private schools, all of them — with the exception of California, Mississippi, and West Virginia — also allow parents to opt out of vaccines for religious, philosophical, or personal reasons.

But a series of measles outbreaks this past winter has many states reconsidering their policies. Some are moving to disallow personal exemptions for the measles vaccine, and some would get rid of the exemptions for vaccines across the board.

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President Biden is moving to require roughly 100 million Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, including federal employees, health care workers and some private sector staff. Initially reluctant to enact mandates, Mr. Biden is now waging an aggressive effort that will also put pressure on private businesses, states and schools to enact stricter vaccination and testing policies as the Delta variant continues its spread across the United States. Mr. Biden is acting through a combination of executive orders and new federal rules.

One of those states is Washington, which had a substantial measles outbreak in early 2019. The state legislature recently passed a bill to remove the personal belief exemption for the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.

Astacia Carter, who lives in Seattle, said she has seen the tighter policies in effect at her children’s school. “Our school has gotten stricter,” she told Mom.com. “Washington used to allow you to easily just sign off for conscientious objection. Now you need more paperwork. Part of this includes agreeing to keep your kids home if a disease breaks out in your school.”

Other states are following suit as well. Schools on Long Island, New York, are alerting parents to a change in their state law that led to new, stricter immunization guidelines that removed the ability to claim exemption from vaccines because of religious beliefs. Now a licensed New York state physician has to certify a medical reason to justify why a child should not be immunized.

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Predictably, some parents and members of the anti-vaccination movement aren’t fans of the rigorous policies, but in states where the strict rules are already in place and are more accepted, it appears to be business as usual.

California has had stringent policies in place for five years, after a 2014 outbreak that originated at Disneyland — which was the largest outbreak of measles in the United States since 1996 — led to a bill being passed that eliminated religious and personal belief exemptions for vaccinations for school-age children.

Lupe Gonzalez, a third grade teacher in Los Angeles, told Mom.com that her school’s policy has met little resistance. “Parents have to show that students are up to date on their vaccinations before the child is allowed to enroll,” she said. “I haven't had any vocal parents or experiences with students regarding vaccinations.”

But Beth Avant, who lives in San Diego, told Mom.com that even her California school appears to be scrutinizing records more carefully. “My daughter was missing one vaccine from her list and they wouldn’t let her register even though we had an appointment to get the shot,” she said. “Turns out she did have the shot, just not a current record on file at school.”

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19 vaccinations among health workers. As masks are likely to be a requirement in health care settings for the foreseeable future, the. incentive for health workers to be vaccinated under vaccinate -or-mask policies – namely, that they will not have to wear a mask in. Stricter regulatory measures. should be considered only if these means are not successful. A number of ethical considerations and caveats should be explicitly. discussed and addressed through ethical analysis when considering whether mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is an ethically.

Could mandatory vaccinations be a way out? Covid vaccinations are already a requirement for public life in many parts of the world. If you are a French doctor, a New Zealand teacher or a Canadian government employee, getting your shots is essential to go to work. "When it comes to vaccines , people do think very differently," says Vageesh Jain, a public health doctor at the Institute for Global Health at University College London. "Anything that's administered to them in their body, it's not going to be thought of in the same way, even though academics and others may think theoretically it's just a

Some states appear to still have low vaccination rates, even after being the site of measles outbreaks. This NPR report — based on state data — says that only 9% of schools in Illinois have 100% of their students vaccinated against the measles. In the Chicago area, 67 schools have fewer than 90% of students protected against measles.

Dr. Allison Bartlett, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago, said the statistics are alarming.

"We should always be concerned,” she cautioned in a statement to NPR about the low vaccination rates. "Measles is a particularly good example where we have great scientific understanding of the importance of community protection; any schools where that is not the case puts all these individuals at their school and everyone they come in contact with at risk.”

Aside from vaccinations, other health issues for school-age children are being considered, with one state in particular stepping up to make mental health as much a priority as physical health and rethinking existing school policies.

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A state law in Oregon now allows students to take “mental health days.” These absences will now be excused without the student being penalized for missing classes. Previously, the only absences allowed were for physical illness, a family member's physical illness, doctor or dentist appointments, or an emergency.

With the youth suicide rate — 14.6 per 100,000 — at its highest since the government began collecting statistics in 1960, many feel the focus on children’s and teens’ mental health is way overdue.

"You would have circumstances where students have a mental health disorder that impacts their ability to attend school at a given day but they would have to hide the reasons that generated their absences and you don't do that for any other health care condition," Chris Bouneff, the executive director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Oregon, told NPR.

Many parents would like to see the Oregon law adopted by states across the country. Jaelith Judy, a mom from St. Louis, Missouri, told Mom.com that she has seen how the stigma of mental health has impacted the children at her son’s school.

“The high school my son attends has lost multiple students to suicide over the past decade,” she said.

“Mental health is real health," she added. "If a student with depression or anxiety would benefit from a day off, I think they should be able to take a day off without having to lie to adults about why they need to stay home.”

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Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
Are Schools Getting Stricter About Vaccinations and Health Requirements?
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