This isn’t a post about the pros and cons. It isn’t a debate for you should or shouldn’t. It’s a post to share one fact that the media isn’t.
Several years ago I was in the main office at my son's elementary school when a new family came in. After settling her kids in the chairs where I was sitting, the mom asked to speak to someone about the enrollment procedure. The young secretary, a twentysomething, showed and described the forms that would need to be filled out, signed and returned. When she got to the health history form, the secretary said that the school required a copy of the kids' shot records, too. I waited for her to add that vaccine exemptions could be accepted, but she neglected to share that information. The mom thanked her for her time and said she'd get started on the paperwork that day. "If I have any questions, I'll call you," she said. I had a question for the secretary, so when the family left, I walked up to the counter.
"Hey, I couldn't help but overhear what you said to that other mom about that health history form. Do you ever tell parents that they can submit an exemption, because that's part of the law, too?"
She said no.
I told her it would be a good idea to include that info. Not many people know that it's an option. I shared that since she's the one person fielding calls and inquiries about school enrollment procedures, she should cite the whole law.
I was happily surprised that she said she probably should tell people that.
These days, it isn't so much the vaccine laws that are being partly or wrongly cited; state mask policies are being wrongly cited.
WEAR A MASK
MASKED REQUIRED BY EVERYONE
KEEP MASKS ON AT ALL TIMES
DO YOUR PART!!
How about those sharing the mask information do their part, too?