||[May. 21st, 2008|02:32 pm]
I recently joined this community to gather more knowledge an strengthen my decision to delay some vaccinations and refuse others. I live on a military base and called the family physician unit and mother baby clinic to ask about their vaccination requirements and schedules. In doing so I was told that the Hep B vaccination they administer has NO live virus or thimerosal, they went a step further and informed me that in the state of California live viruses are banned from being used in vaccinations. After doing some research and looking at all the various Hep B vaccinations I noticed there is only ONE Hep B vaccination that does not contain a live virus, it does however contain thimerosal.|
On to my questions...
1) How would I go about getting ahold of my states laws on vaccinations? (Trust me, I've googled it - no luck!)
2) Does anyone know of any such laws in which live viruses have been banned?
3) How would I go about finding out what vaccines my insurance covers? I know there is a flu vaccine that has no thimerosal, but I heard it is a bit more expensive and not covered by most insurances. I have Tri-Care, if it matters.
Also, I have been told that we will not be able to move to Germany if my daughter is not fully vaccinated, as Germany may not allow it and the Army could say "vaccinate or don't PCS to Germany". Anyone know where I could find out more about this? I've tried calling JAG (legal office here on post) for more information but no one ever calls back and it's not important enough for them to give a damn, obviously. Oh, and if it matters I am currently 33w1d and my little girl is due July 8th.