A sixth grader was sent home from school for being partially immunized against chicken pox causing his mom to be angry.
Michael, 11, said “I wasn’t vaccinated, and I don’t think it’s fair that I can’t go to school,” after his mom, Sarah, was asked to fetch him.
Sarah stated she was “beyond not happy” commenting to a spokesperson’s statement that some parents were disappointed with the conclusion to prohibit unimmunized kids from schools with chicken pox incidents.
Globally, chicken pox incidents have decreased in recent years, due to vaccinations that become compulsory for school, officials stated.
Michigan students must have two shots of the vaccine before school, unless their parents sign a waiver.
Oakland County health officers and Birmingham Public Schools warned parents about three established incidents in three schools on Wednesday.
Health officers became more alarmed understanding that some unimmunized kids had “significant” exposure to some of the infected on Thursday.
The school announced that unimmunized kids were not to report until April 14.
Donovan said her kids were incompletely immunized, but was worried when Michael’s sister, Jane, started showing symptoms of autism.
Although health experts and investigators have said relations involving autism and vaccines have been frequently questioned, some parents consider the negative side effects of vaccines are unidentified and frequently neglected.
When school officers called, she told them she would drive Michael to school regardless of their instructions.
“I told him that he might be called down to the office because of this. We explained to him that Mom and Dad love him very much and this is our choice because we feel this is protecting him by not being vaccinated.”
She’s worried that officers are exaggerating, making Michael’s health details open and a center of teasing.
“I don’t like this bullying. I’m going to push back somewhat. I’m not a media person — I’m not. I like privacy. But I think it’s important for people to know the other side. It’s not right. It’s truly bullying. My son is being singled out and we’re made to feel like were bad parents because we’ve decided not to vaccinate anymore.”
“They’re saying it’s some deadly disease but, hello, we all had it.”
Only in infrequent chicken pox incidents does it have fatal problems, she noted.
Administrator of public health nursing services, Shane Bies, said, officers command unimmunized kids not to attend class every other year. They knew that the district has an increased waiver rate.
When kids enter kindergarten, 93 percent of kids have received two doses of the varicella vaccine, says Jennifer Smith, public health spokesperson.
In Birmingham, concerning 87.3% of kindergartens have had equal shots, says Bies.