I was quite young when I had Josh, and I was pressured into things I didn't know much about at the time. Vaccines were one of those things. I was told that it was mandatory, and that he wouldn't be allowed into school if he didn't have them... not true. I started reading, and soon decided that I wouldn't allow Josh to be vaccinated again.
I wrote to the Ontario Public Health Board after receiving an official-looking form letter stating that:
"Students under the age of 18 attending Ontario schools must have proof of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella. We are required to have this information by law (Immunization of School Pupils Act, 1990)."
"This Student May Be Suspended From School If You Do Not Complete and Return This Form"
The form went on to say that if I refused to have the vaccinations for medical, religious or conscience reasons, I needed to call the number provided. When I did call, the woman who answered the phone treated me very rudely when she found out that I was trying to exempt Josh from vaccination. She tried to talk me out of it and when I refused, she told me I would have to go to a lawyer and swear an oath and have this separate form signed by them, at my own expense, and have it sent back to Ontario Public Health.
So I wrote the following letter back to them:
To whom it may concern,
My son, Joshua, will not be getting the specified vaccinations, nor will I have to get a lawyer's signature for a decision that is ultimately mine, nor will Josh be suspended from school for this choice.
I have looked into my rights as a parent, and found out that it is not "by law" that I must have him vaccinated.
The representative I spoke with from your organization made it sound like I needed the signature of a lawyer, and this is not true either. I believe you have done this to make it more difficult for a parent to opt out of the vaccinations, and to create an air of officiality that doesn't exist.
I heard nothing back form them until the next round of vaccinations were being issued, where I repeated the letter once again. Josh was never suspended. I home-schooled Josh for several years so it became a non-issue until he returned to high-school again.
It is your right as a parent to do what you feel is best for your child, and I am not saying that choosing to not vaccinating your child will be right for everyone, but it was the right decision for me. Josh is an extremely healthy, strong and active 18 year-old now, and I'm very happy with my choice :)
All of this goes for Swine Flu Vaccines, and any other "Pandemic" presented to you. Here are some videos on the subject of Dangerous Vaccines and what is really going on:
Watch the Full Documentary Prescription For Disaster: (Unbelievable Documentary that needs to be watched)