Monday, March 13, 2017

Health Department approves all vaccination exemption requests

The Mississippi State Department of Health approved all requests for exemptions from mandatory vaccination laws in 2016. 

MSDH told JJ that 103 requests for medical exemptions were submitted for the 2016-2017 school year.  Two applications were withdrawn by the submitting physicians.  Four were submitted without a stated medical exemption.  However, a MSDH spokeswoman said the department is working with the physicians to complete the application.  All completed applications were approved. 


Anonymous said...

In other words, they will approve 100% of exemption requests that are endorsed by a licensed Mississippi physician. Sounds reasonable to me.

Anonymous said...

Somehow that does not make me feel safer from the diseases of others.

Anonymous said...

Sure to enrage the vaccine Nazis.

Anonymous said...

Sure to make the anti-vax anti-science nutjobs happy as pigs in slop.

Anonymous said...

Don't want to vaccinate? No problem. Just move to a remote area away from others.

Anonymous said...

CDC reported 1,242 cases of Mumps as of March 4.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Hmmm. We learned in the mumps thread that the government has paid over $3.6 billion in claims due to injury from shots.

Could it be because of the number of them that are required? 0-18 months. When you look at the government data, you see the dtap is the one causing the greatest injury rate. This isn't hard to nail down, people.

Anonymous said...

Got to be honest... A few hundred in a state of 3m isn't that bad. While I'm sure there will always be folks against vaccinations (even in the face of scientific evidence to the contrary) this exemption by physician rule seems fair.

We're in much better shape thanks to our laws than other places.

If you haven't looked at the CDC topic on this...

Anonymous said...

7:36 am People can have adverse reactions to nearly ever medicine on the market, including antibiotics. Kids can have serious, life threatening allergic reactions to peanuts or even sunlight.
There were a few kids who reacted adversely to the polio shot and small pox shot but parents were smart enough to assume the risk.
That is why there is a government vaccine fund so you can care for a child that is adversely affected.
It has always been how many lives are saved vs how many adverse reactions can occur.
The odds your child will have an adverse reaction to a vaccine is small.
The odds your child will get mumps, measles, chicken pox, polio, whooping cough etc. if exposed is high.
Infectious diseases were the major cause of death in children from the time such statistics were first kept in the 1800s through to the mid 1900s. Now cancer is the leading cause of death.
One of my grandmothers gave birth to 12 children and only 8 reached adulthood , the other grandmother had 7 pregnancies and 3 died before adulthood. I had 10 friends who died from these childhood diseases ( 2 from polio and I was quarantined because of exposure for weeks and after one childhood disease for a month). Two of my male high school classmates were left sterile after mumps. Several of my high school classmates had horrible chicken pox scars on their faces. Several either were on crutches from polio ( those in wheelchair couldn't go to school). The diseases were eradicated by the time my children were born in the 1970s.
My grandparents and parents talked of the panic in communities when these diseases and the flu would come. Quarantines were enforced by the government through my childhood.
Spread out the vaccinations if you are afraid, but if your children survive but become scarred or damaged from these diseases, don't expect them to respect them to admire your decision.
Oh and do be aware that if you have more than one child, the first child will have less trouble with the disease, but that child will repeatedly expose their siblings so they will be far sicker and at greater risk.

Anonymous said...

In response to "Don't want to vaccinate? No problem. Just move to a remote area away from others.": Somewhere like Alabama or Tennessee that has medical and religious exemptions, or Arkansas and Louisiana that offers medical, religious, AND philosophical? MS is one of only 3 that only offers medical exemptions! 47 other states have more exemptions than MS!

Anonymous said...

Next it'll be fluoride in the drinking water. That stuff is nothing but rat poison you know.

Anonymous said...

The health department issues many temporary exemptions that they renew every year and count them as new. This may be better than it was but the process is still broken. A bureaucrat in Jackson, who has never seen my son, should not be the one determining whether or not he receives a medical exemption. People do not realize that this is NOT how the other states operate.

SInce most of the comments were about mumps, people should also know that the majority of those diagnosed with mumps were vaccinated. If you look up every state across the country that has had mumps outbreak, this is true. At Harvard, the 41 cases were ALL vaccinated. Why? Vaccine failure. Merck, the manufacturer of the MMR, is successfully being sued in court by two of its former scientists for falsifying the efficacy data on their mumps study. You could have 100% vaccination coverage with the MMR and this would still happen. More vaccinated is not the answer.

Anonymous said...

In response to "don't want to vaccinate, just move": Why is that the answer? I am assuming this person is an adult so I would ask him/her if they have had every vaccine that is listed on the children's schedule as well as the boosters for each. If not, roll up your sleeves and stop putting herd immunity on the backs of our children. These kids are surrounded by under vaccinated adults everywhere they go. We don't live in a bubble. Use some common sense here. There hasn't been herd immunity in decades because adults haven't received the HUGE numbers of vaccines these children are expected to get. Instead of telling others to move, roll up your sleeves and get those 20+ vaccines. You will be alright even though there has never been one safety study done on giving those at one time. Be Brave.

Anonymous said...

So while the MSDH is saying they grant all med exemptions that are requested, they are simultaneously bullying doctors into not writing medical exemptions.

Parents know what they're doing. Just ask the pediatricians who dare to request med exemptions for vaccine vulnerable kids. I know parents whose peds told them if they could get a commitment from MSDH not to shut them down for writing medical exemptions, they will write one for their child in need of one.

This is smoke and mirrors.

The CDC is a vaccine company with something like 56 vaccine patents and over $4 billion in vaccine sales annually. That is who our MSDH is listening to. In addition, our MSDH profits from vaccine administration. Conflicts of interest?

For all of you ragging parents about the mumps mini outbreaks you need to educate yourself on the percentage of kids that are getting mumps that are fully vaccinated. What you will find is what I found. The current mumps cases are almost 100% vaccinated kids.

The drug companies have a sweeeeet honey hole in their over-bloated corrupt vaccine program. Their products are both mandated and protected by the federal government from liability. You can't sue them for death or injury of a child. Since that law passed in 1986 our vaccine schedule has more than quadrupled. Get it? You would have to be dense not to.

I say we get kingfish to publish his vaccine record. ;) Let's see how many shots he needs to catch up to our little babies and contribute to herd immunity. Certainly he wouldn't mind.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:34, would you be willing to provide names of docs? Aren't docs overseen by the MSBOML not MSDOH? Also, wasn't the number something around 5 exemptions before the legislature proposed this compromise?

Anonymous said...

Yes, people. By all means, get your chemical injections! Protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated!

Anonymous said...

Public school entry requires the Form 121 immunization or an official exemption from a physician. You can't just opt out and enroll in public school. At least not the schools who follow all MDE rules. So, kids in public schools should be safe from diseases. In my experience, only one child had an exemption and I worked for over 10 years in public school system.

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