How the Flu Vaccine Helps Reduce Risk in Diabetics


Flu season goes from October until May each year. The flu virus is very contagious. It can be passed through the air and also on surfaces. Because it is so easy to catch and pass the flu to others, it is important to be vaccinated. While getting the flu vaccine is a good precaution for most, it is absolutely necessary for other people. People of certain ages or with certain conditions can develop very dangerous complications if they have the flu. One condition is diabetes.

How the Flu Shot Can Protect Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

  • Protects the Heart: People who suffer from type 2 diabetes can get an added benefit when they get the flu vaccine. They will have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. It is important for people with diabetes to stop smoking, keep their weight down, keep their blood pressure down, and get a flu shot to protect their hearts. A recent study has shown that people with type 2 diabetes who have had their flu shots have a 30 percent less chance of having a stroke. They also reduce their risk of heart failure by 22 percent. Also, they have a 24 percent lower risk of dying from any type of heart complication. Finally, the risk of a person with type 2 diabetes who gets their flu shot having a heart attack is statistically insignificant.
  • Protects from Pneumonia: People who have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing pneumonia from the flu. This can land the patient in the hospital for several days and even weeks. When they are protected from the flu, the chances of them developing pneumonia is greatly reduced.

Types of Flu Shots

When a person with type 2 diabetes gets a flu shot, they have a few option. A standard needle injection flu shot is good for anyone under the age of 65. If a person is over 65, they should consider a high dose flu shot. Due to their age, they need more than the typical dose. People under the age of 65 can also get the Flu-Mist flu shot. There are no needles involved with this shot, the actual vaccine is inhaled through the nose. Many doctors prefer that patients who have diabetes get the tradition or the high dose flu vaccine. This is because the safety of the Flu-Mist for these people has not yet been established.

Can the Flu Shot Make a Diabetic Sick?

Many people choose not to get the flu shot because they worry that it can cause the flu. This is not the case. With the traditional or high dose flu shot, there is no active virus in the vaccine. Some diabetics who get the shot will suffer from mild side effects, such as a low-grade fever, muscle aches, and a runny nose. The Flu-Mist vaccine does contain a small amount of the flu virus, however, it is not enough to cause them to develop the flu. Like the traditional and high dose vaccine, it can result in very mild side effects.

Take Regular Precautions

While it is important for a person with diabetes to get the flu vaccine, they should take everyday precautions as well. These include:

  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces around the house and at work

The flu can lead to serious complication for people with type 2 diabetes. It is important that diabetics get the flu vaccine and take the necessary precautions to keep from contracting the disease.

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How to Spot Early Signs of the Flu

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The flu is a respiratory illness that most often occurs in winter and early spring. The respiratory illness is caused by either the Influenza A or influenza B virus. The flu is highly contagious and is typically spread through physical contact or contact with mucous or respiratory droplets.

While there is treatment available for the flu, it is often only effective if used early in the illness, usually before you are aware of what is causing you to be sick. Knowing the early symptoms of the flu is not only important when seeking treatment, but also important in preventing the spread of the sickness. Some of the early symptoms of the flu include,

  • Fever

    While you may only notice a slight fever at first, this is one of the best ways to distinguish your early symptoms as flu related, instead of related to a cold. As you progress through the illness, you will probably run a high fever and experience chills on and off.

  • Fatigue

    When you have the flu you will often experience fatigue as well as overall weakness. As your body begins to fight the virus, you will find that you will feel better when resting, even though you may still feel fatigued after a good night’s rest.

  • Cough

    Since influenza is a respiratory illness, you will often experience coughing as an early symptom. At the beginning your cough may not be as severe and might not cause as much discomfort. You may dismiss this symptom as being cold related at first.

  • Sore Throat

    At first your throat may just feel dry and itchy, as though you have something caught in it you can’t work up, but eventually your throat will begin to throb and often become red and inflamed.

  • Headaches

    Headaches caused by the flu can be severe and sometimes even incapacitating. This can occur when you are experiencing a fever due to the dilation of your blood vessels, or can be the result of sinus pressure due to congestion.

  • Body Aches

    One of the primary ways you can distinguish the symptoms of a cold from that of the flu is the all over body aches. Muscles can be sore and have a nagging ache that is not relieved with rest. This combined with weakness and fatigue can keep you bed bound throughout your illness.

  • Nasal Congestion

    When you have the flu, you may develop stuffy nasal passages, a runny nose, or both during the duration of your illness. This is usually most severe during the beginning of the flu.

  • Nausea

    Nausea is an early symptom of the flu experienced by some. When you are nauseous during the flu you may find yourself eating less, which will increase the feelings of fatigue and overall body weakness.

  • Diarrhea

    Like nausea not all sufferers will experience diarrhea as an early flu symptom. If you do, it is important to stay hydrated to prevent a possible trip to the hospital.

Recognizing the early symptoms of the flu will not only help you prevent the spread of the disease, but will also help you treat your illness as quickly as possible, resulting in a shorter and hopefully easier duration.

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When Does Flu Activity Begin?


Influenza Has Two-Thirds Of The Year

Commonly, flu activity for the flu season is going to affect a given community between October and May in the United States. This will vary from region to region. Some will be affected as early as late August, and see a massive tapering off before the end of March. Some won’t see anything severe until the middle of November. Generally, wherever you’re located in the United States, influenza instances peak around the middle of the winter months, between December and February.

Factors Influencing Influenza Epidemics

The yearly flu season really is a kind of epidemic, but its severity and onset have factors that do play a part. One is travel. During the travel times which surround Christmas and New Year, people will travel across the country and bring their viral contact with them without meaning to. During the Summer months, there is a great deal of travel as well. So when kids come back to school, they’ll usually spread viruses around. A child who went out of the country will have a play date with a child who never left their local town. The traveling youngster will accidentally transmit the flu he didn’t know he was carrying to his local friend, who in turn is kind enough to share it with his parents, and they with their coworkers. Because of the length it takes for the symptoms of influenza to manifest, it can take a day or so before someone realizes they’ve caught the virus. During this time, they’re contagious without knowing it. In this way, sicknesses are often transported from other regions on flights. A flight is seldom 24 hours, and is always enclosed in a relatively tight space. Sickness has ample time to spread in such conditions.


One of the biggest factors in the spread of influenza is overall health. When a society has adopted trends that are unhealthy, it can become a breeding ground for sickness. Take smoking, for instance. Smoking can result in a chronic cough coupled to addiction. When a smoker is sick, they don’t quit smoking entirely; they barely curtail their vice. The cough existed before, and comes again after. They may have walking pneumonia for months and have no idea. When such persons become statistic quotients of society, they can make it easy for influenza to spread. The same is true for individuals subsisting on diets that aren’t as healthy as they should be. Proper health gives the body enough strength to support immune system functionality. But when foodstuffs are processed such that the nutritional content wanes into obscurity, the body’s immune system fuel ebbs and so defenses are weakened. Processed sugars, enriched flour, preservative agents, cooking practices and other things combine to reduce nutritional content in many modern foods. When this is coupled with unhealthy lifestyles that aren’t active enough physically, immune systems are weakened, becoming susceptible to influenza.

What To Do

You can take steps to ensure you and those around you are at decreased risk for the contraction of influenza. Steps include:

  • Regular Physical Exercise
  • Nutritionally Balanced (Healthy) Diet (avoid processed foods where possible)
  • Plenty Of Healthy Fluids (alcohol weakens the immune system)
  • Hygiene (regular showers, brushed teeth, washed hands, etc.)
  • Healthy Public Practice (wash hands after touching doorknobs, or use a tissue; etc.)
  • Vaccinations

Vaccinations should be administered when a person is at a healthy point, as the antigens involved produce an immune system response which is basically a miniature version of the illness. It lasts a few days to a few hours, and gives the immune system important information to combat the year’s influenza epidemic.

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When to Call a Doctor – Seasonal Flu

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It Generally Clears Up

Influenza can’t be cured, but if you’re in good health, it’ll usually go away on its own within several days to several weeks. Sometimes influenza can usher in more serious conditions that require medical attention, however. Following are signs that getting past your bout with the flu may require medical assistance.

You Have Trouble Breathing, Or Chest Pain

If you’ve been asthmatic in the past or have a history of heart disease in your family, this could very well be why influenza has brought on the pain. Additionally, pneumonia could have set up residence in your lungs, filling them with fluid. Pneumonia definitely requires additional help from a medical authority. Should you have chest pain in conjunction to regular flu symptoms, it may very well be related to pneumonia or something worse, only a doctor can tell you for sure.

Your Fever Won’t Resolve

In an adult, a fever that’s 100.5 degrees or more (which won’t go away) is something that should be looked at by a doctor. It usually indicates that there is one or more additional infections plaguing your body.

Call A Doctor In Cases Of Influenza Acquired By A Senior

The older a person is, the weaker their immune system. Much past seventy, influenza could quickly snowball into a much worse and life-threatening condition. If you or a loved one contracts the flu at this age, it is very recommendable to see a doctor. Most deaths which are related to influenza happen to those that are extremely old or extremely young. In these times of life, immune systems are weakened. Influenza claims the lives of over 50,000 people every year, and most of them are either really young or really old.

Call A Doctor For Very Young Children Catching The Flu

Under a year, definitely contact your physician should your child contract any illness. The same goes through early childhood, probably until they’re older than five years of age. Immune systems are just developing in children at this age, and while there does eventually manifest a resiliency that surpasses many adult immune systems by the time a child is in their teens, early age often indicates heightened susceptibility to infections like those which come from the influenza virus.

You Can’t Keep Water Down

Your body must have copious amounts of fluid in order to combat influenza. If you drink and then vomit so much that your body can’t process fluids, you need to be hooked up to an IV so you can recover. Not doing so could result in a serious worsening of your condition which may ultimately prove fatal. Don’t panic though; you’ve got about a 24 hour window, here.

Swallowing Hurts

A sore throat is normal, but it shouldn’t hurt to swallow. This is very likely a sign that additional inflaming agencies, possibly a separate viral infection, are affecting you. See a doctor.

Persistent Cough

If it’s been a few weeks and your cough won’t go away this is a sign that the sickness may have moved down into the lungs, giving you a form of walking pneumonia. While walking pneumonia may clear up on its own, it also may not. Contact a physician; it may be that antibiotics clear the problem right up; but since they’ve been over-prescribed, there may be mitigating conditions.

Congestion And Headache Refuse To Leave

This could very likely indicate a sinus infection has transcended your cold, and medical attention is necessary to resolve it in a healthy manner.


Influenza usually clears up on its own, except when it doesn’t: then you need a doctor.

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What are Flu Vaccination Alternatives for My Child


Inoculation Administration Types

There are two primary ways inoculations for the influenza virus are administered.

  • Injection
  • Nasal Spray

While there are also vaccination options available of the oral, ingestible variety, influenza isn’t regularly contracted this way, and such options are less likely to be effective. Additionally, these aren’t widely produced at this time, meaning mainly–unless some medical acuity is in the family’s repertoire–injections and nasal sprays will be your only two choices.


An injection is everything it sounds like. A needle’s used to push the vaccine directly into the body’s bloodstream, forcing an immune-system response which informs the body of what the virus is, and how to defend against it. The pain is not intense, and it leaves quickly. Additionally, it heals quickly. But if you have inoculated your child when very young, they could have developed an instinctual dislike of the procedure brought on via memory when you take them to get their shot. Some children are more aptly disposed to it than others. There are many times the prospect of the pain is much worse than the pain itself, and a great deal of caterwauling will accompany the trip to the clinic, but when the actual shot comes, the child is so surprised at how minimal the pain is, they’re able to laugh it off. But everyone is different, and knowing your child’s strength or weakness in this area is important. You should have an idea what to expect beforehand for the sake of yourself, your child, and others at the clinic.

Nasal Sprays

While there has been criticism against this form of inoculation, it is proven effective statistically. Whether that remains to be seen is something beyond prediction. Antibiotics are being phased out because their prolific use has facilitated their contemporary ineffectiveness. Could the same happen to nasal sprays? Some think so, some don’t. Regardless, this option is available, and has a plethora of numbers to recommend it. It’s essentially pain free, so there’s no mental or physical discomfort your child may endure. The only downside is the possibility of ineffectiveness over time, as yet that issue is up for discussion.

Natural Inoculation

The only other alternative for inoculation to injections or nasal sprays is exposure to the pathogen in the real world, but in a low enough quantity as to be sustainable to your child’s immune system. Some folk remedies encourage a practice of getting together when the year’s sickness comes to let it pass through everybody and allow them to process its impact initially. This is not a publicly recommendable way of inoculating from an official standpoint, as the amount and severity of the sickness involved can be unpredictable. Meanwhile, inoculations are a dead–or severely weakened–version of the virus which has been standardized for administration in professional facilities. The injected pathogen is taken by the immune system, “mapped”, as it were, and rejected. This facilitates an immune system response that is less severe than that of an actual illness, but is manageable in comparison.

When To Vaccinate

When your child is in peak health, and other children aren’t in the middle of getting vaccinated, it makes sense to get an inoculation. Some inoculation forms include weakened versions of pathogens which may yet be contagious, and inoculating right before the school year, as so many do, could actually help spread the sickness. Additionally, there aren’t going to be as many nasal options available when the rush hits, and your schedule will probably be a little bit more rigid as well. Finally, in Summer, immune systems absorb more Vitamin D, and are so in greater strength.

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How to Hydrate Your Children During Flu Season

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When you child comes down with the flu, it can be a miserable time for everyone. If you are like most parents, you hate seeing your child sick. It makes you feel helpless. Also, when a child is sick, they are whiny and miserable. The main goal of a parent of a sick child is to get them feeling better as soon as possible. One way to do this is to keep your child hydrated. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get your child to drink enough when they are sick. Sometimes, you need to get creative to get your sick child to stay hydrated.

Fruit Juice

Most kids love fruit juice, therefore, it is a good choice. Unfortunately, most fruit juices on the market are loaded with sugar, which isn’t the best when your child is sick. If you are going to give you child fruit juice, you should dilute it with water. The types of juice that will be most soothing to your child are grape juice and apple juice.


Pedialyte is one of the best fluids to give your child when they are sick. This is because Pedialyte will replace all of the electrolytes that you child loses when they are sick. Pedialyte comes in a variety of flavors, therefore, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find on that your child will like.


Water is the purest and most efficient way to hydrate your child. Unfortunately, most kids don’t like water. It is boring and it has no taste. It is very easy to liven up with a packet of flavoring. You can buy a variety of flavor packets that you can pour right into the water bottle, making it a convenient and tasty option.

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Why choose Express Medical?


Express Medical is a veritable hub of medical supplies. For the healthcare industry, convenience and efficiency are utilized to create an environment that is professional and proficient. Clientele and staff have a wide variety of needs that with the right tools, kits or other medical supplies garners the best possible results. Express Medical has the specific characteristics that cater to a mindset of excellence and preparedness. Below are a few attributes that medical professionals and consumers gravitate towards.

Attributes Attractive to Customers

  • Produces quality merchandise
  • Has timely home/business delivery
  • Provides wholesale (cost-effective) priced products
  • Is organized, easy-to-use multi-optional search engine on business website
  • Brings access to the newest and most current supplies/tools in the industry

How Express Medical Addresses Client Needs

People who choose Express Medical could be searching for a resource that facilitates quality products provides good customer service and is a study in efficiency. Here are some of the ways Express goes above and beyond to cater their customer base:

  1. Much-needed necessities for those who have short or long-term health issues such as wheelchairs and adult diapers are at a discounted price via Express Medical. This consideration allows those who need such tools to function comfortably to continue to do so without feeling overwhelmed by financial burdens.
  2. To bring a premium experience to those utilizing their services, Express applies due diligence by incorporating double-checking into their delivery process. Ensuring high-quality products and the selected products are sent out allows the consumer to receive the product they expect in the allotted time frame.
  3. Express Medical’s website is accessible via mobile devices and touchscreens. For the healthcare facility/staff with little time on their hands, this allows them to continue business as usual without diversion.
  4. The lives of those in the medical field or those who clients who have use of the supplies personally may be hectic and harried, making reordering or remembering what is in low supply medical-wise a daunting task. Express Medical offers the Autoship & Autocall Programs for clients who crave a little extra support.

Offering a Helping Hand

Choosing Express Medical for your supplies gives you the upper hand on staying well-stocked and prepared for any unexpected or chronic health complications and offers you an ally in your corner. Below are some details about the two programs that were created by Express Medical to address the consumers’ individual needs:

Autoship Program- This program asks you to choose a time frame of delivery that works within your schedule. After doing so your supplies will be automatically shipped to your door. The shipment will not be charged you until after it is processed. A model of efficiency, you can devote your attention to your clients instead of worrying about keeping track of inventory and re-stocking your supply closet.

Autocall Program- This free reminder service puts valuable customer service within your reach. Customer service reps call and alert you about replenishing your supplies after a certain amount of time has passed. You decide whether you wish to renew your order or disregard it.

Why Do Consumers Appreciate Express Medical

Healthcare professionals and their clients appreciate simple and thoughtful solutions to facilitate time management. Low-cost products coupled with hassle-free delivery provide associates with the peace of mind they need to function effectively in an often fast-paced environment. Express Medical brings numerous options, convenience, efficiency, high-quality products and quality service to their customer base.

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Secrets to Never Getting the Flu


Flu season is at its peak between November and March. It is possible, however, to get the flu at other times during the year. If you get the flu, it can make you feel very sick and miserable. There are many symptoms associated with the flu. They include:

  • High fever (101 degrees or above)
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Extreme fatigue

In some cases, the flu can result in complications, such as pneumonia. If you want to be safe from the flu and the misery that it causes, you should know the secrets to never getting the flu.

Get Vaccinated

Your best defense against the flu is to get vaccinated. There are a few types of the vaccine. The first is the traditional vaccine that is administered with a needle. There is also a high-dose version of the vaccine that is given to people 65 years or older. If you are worried about getting the flu from the vaccine, you shouldn’t be. There is no live virus in the flu vaccine. The FluMist is another type of flu vaccine. This method does not require a needle. It is a spray that goes in the nose. This vaccine contains a very small amount of the flu virus, however, it is not enough to give you the flu. It is important that you get the flu vaccine every year. The vaccine wears off in 10 to 12 months. Also, the vaccine changes each year based on the particular strain.

Wash Your Hands

If you are out in public, it is important that you wash your hand often. If a sick person touches something before you touch it, you can catch the flu. The flu virus can live on hard surfaces for up to 24 hours. If you wash your hands often, you can kill the flu virus on your skin before it can make you sick. If you cannot wash your hands as often as you would like, you should carry around a small bottle of hand sanitizer.

Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, and Mouth

Germs are spread when you touch something that a sick person touched and then you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. This can easily lead to the flu. If you try to avoid touching your face, your chances of catching the flu will decrease.

Be Careful When Caring For Sick People

If you are taking care of a sick person, the worst thing that you can do is touch their dirty tissues. The spit and the mucus in the tissue are full of the flu virus. Since the flu virus can live on soft surfaces such as tissues for 15 minutes, you can get very sick if you are cleaning up after a loved one. You should also avoid close contact with the sick person that you are caring for. If you have one, you should wear a mask. You should take every precaution possible not to catch the flu from the person you are caring for.

Get Enough Sleep

When you don’t get enough sleep, it can have a negative effect on your immune system. If your immune system is not as strong as it should be, you are much more susceptible to developing the flu. You should try to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night to stay healthy.

If you don’t want to be knocked down with the flu for up to a week, you should follow the tips listed above. They will keep you from getting sick, so you can be the caregiver rather than the patient.

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When Is the Best Time to Your Flu Vaccine?


Each year vaccine companies manufacture a flu vaccine that is designed with the current strain of flu in mind. There is a great deal of research that goes into this process and ultimately, these companies are trying to provide the most effective vaccine possible so that the community is protected against the flu as much as possible. Some years the flu shot is much for effective than others. One year it can be as much as seventy percent effective while other years it can be reported to only be about ten percent effective. Less effective flu shots tend to be because the strain the shot was based off of mutated after it hit the United States. The U.S. usually bases their flu vaccine off of the Australian flu strain because the flu hits Australia first and we have time to make the vaccination before the people in the United States become ill. While getting the flu vaccine is very beneficial if you are trying to prevent the flu, you may want to think about when you are going to get the shot. You can get it in the very final weeks of the flu season but ultimately, it is better to get it as early as possible.

The Shot Can Run Out

Each year when flu season hits people scramble to get their flu shots if they have not already done so. This causes a big consumption of flu shots and more often than not, many doctor’s offices run out of the flu shot or they run so low on them that they will no longer vaccinate unless you are part of an immune-compromised demographic. You can talk to your doctor about the best time of year for you to make your flu shot appointment so you can be one of the first people to receive it. This is usually around very late summer to early fall.

Your Immune System

When your body receives the flu shot it will take about thirty days to reach its full immune potential. You can find some protection right away, within a few days of receiving the shot but if you were to come into contact with the flu early on you may still get the flu, just have lesser symptoms. If you give your body enough time to build up immunity your effectiveness rate will increase quite a bit. Some people experience some minor symptoms after receiving their flu shot such as sore throat, headache, low grade fever and nausea. You don’t want to be experiencing these symptoms in the middle of flu season and make yourself more susceptible to getting sick.

You Should Be Healthy

If you are scheduled for a flu shot but wake up that day feeling like you are already coming down with something, you will want to reschedule your appointment. Your body is already fighting something and in order for the flu shot to be most effective, you will want to be healthy and feel good. Not to mention that this will decrease your chances of experiencing any unwanted side effects from getting the shot.

If you have any further questions about the flu shot or when you can receive it, you should contact your trusted medical professional or speak with them at your next scheduled appointment. Many people also choose to receive the shot through their place of employment or a local pharmacy, depending on what your healthcare coverage looks like and what you are eligible for. Plan ahead and this is the best way you can prevent the flu with the flu vaccine this year.

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Why Do Schools Require Vaccinations?


Vaccinations Up For Debate Among Parents

Some parents show the determination that their children have their scheduled vaccinations, while other parents are adamant that their children receive no vaccinations because vaccinations do not benefit the child’s health.

You need to check with the rules and regulations that apply to vaccinations for school attendance in your state of residence. School attendance can include all grades, including those entering college.

What Does Your State Say?

In late summer 2014, all 50 states across the United States, including DC required that children receive the following vaccinations.

  • Rubella
  • Measles
  • Polio
  • Pertussis
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • There is one state that does not require a mumps vaccination.
  • There are two states, including DC that do not require a Chickenpox vaccination
  • Five states do not require a hepatitis B vaccination to enter Kindergarten.
  • One state requires a meningitis vaccine when the child is 11-12 years of age.

Since then, these numbers have changed. Checking with your resident state is the best thing you, as a parent can do.

Research shows that even though all 50 states across the United States, including DC, has rules, and policies in place for vaccinations of school age children, the fact remains that in nearly all 50 states parents do not need their child vaccinated to attend their school.

“No vaccinations, No School”

The myth is that parents believe this old phrase, “No shots, no school.” This saying heard by parents for many years is not true, although your child’s pediatrician, school officials, and your state may try to persuade parents that vaccinations are mandatory for their child to attend school. Parents need to read the schools policy.

The school system of any state, cannot tell a parent to keep their unvaccinated child from attending school. Most states set aside a regulation in their school vaccination policy that if there is an epidemic of disease spreading rapidly among children, then the school can have you keep your child home until the school system clears from the outbreak.

What Is A School System?

The school system in most states includes the educational system as,

  • Daycare Centers
  • Private Schools
  • Preschools
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

These schools do not have to honor vaccine exemptions as permitted by the laws of that state.

Medical Waivers Related To Vaccinations

Schools that receive no government funding are not obliged to accept non-medical waivers.

Parents need to request from the school their child may attend a copy of the school’s health policy and procedure rules as they relate to vaccination requirements.

According to research show that all 50 states and DC have laws in place that require your child be vaccinated against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, Pertussis, measles, and rubella.

However, there are no laws in place by the Federal Government.

Most of the 50 states and DC do allow medical exemptions. These exceptions include medical, philosophical, and religious exemptions.

  • All 50 states allow for medical exemptions
  • 17 states allow for philosophical exemptions
  • 47 states allow for medical exemptions
  • DC allows for religious and medical exemptions.

In Conclusion

It is best for parents follow these steps related to vaccinations for their children.

  • A request to read the health policy and procedure rules for their school
  • Access their state website regarding childhood vaccinations.

Many parents have gotten lax on getting their child vaccinated against childhood diseases, the CDC reports an alarming rise of once rarely seen childhood diseases resurfacing again.

The CDC does not want to see epidemics happen because children did not get vaccinated and have no protection against these diseases.


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