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Old 03-08-2017, 09:48 PM
 
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I can't seem to find an answer anywhere on the internet; I am a third year student majoring in secondary education. My religious beliefs prevent me from vaccinations (unclean animals specifically, and there are parts from these animals in vaccines) and I am concerned that I will not be allowed to teach anywhere. I've found numerous immunization exempt forms for students, but not a single one for educators. Is there anything I can do? Would teaching at a private school change anything?

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I work in public school
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I didn't have to show I was vaccinated.

The only requirement was a background check, and recently fingerprinting.

I believe that your religious beliefs cannot prevent you from being hired. I don't see that changing, unless you work in an ultra-conservative state. I'm in the northeast.
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Old 03-09-2017, 04:57 AM
 
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I was never asked about my vaccine status. I did have to submit a TB test though.
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I had to do a TB test once at hiring and nothing else.

I do have an up to date Tetanus but that's because I am a klutz.

They push the Flu shot here but I decline--No one mentions it again.
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I had to get a TB shot and also work in a public school.

I would call several HR offices and ask. Don't be shy! Or you can ask one of the supervisors from your teacher program call.




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I did show my vaccination records when I was hired. More importantly you may have children in your class that may not be vaccinated for medical reasons. If you are not vaccinated, you may be endangering their lives.

We had an outbreak of chicken pox a few years ago. unvaccinated students (and I think teachers, we didn't have any teachers that hadn't already had the disease) couldn't attend school for 21 days from the last case.
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Tb. . .
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clearance is mandatory in my state to teach in any accredited school, day care center, or many other areas involving the public. Iv'e never heard of anyone that has received an exemption for TB testing.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:25 PM
 
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I teach in California, and I was never asked to show a vaccination record.
You do have to get a TB clearance, however, you can opt for the x-ray if you don't want the skin test.

Hope it helps!
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:32 PM
 
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I'm just like the PP's. Didn't have to show vaccine records, but did have to show a TB test dated within the last year and have to resubmit every 5 years, but I know my district will accept a chest x-ray.

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I was exempted from TB
Old 04-07-2017, 04:19 AM
 
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in 2012--

I went to the department to get it. It started out fine but within a few hours had a huge knot under my skin. The TB was negative though so the nurse put in my record that I was exempt from any future puncture test from TB.

Not sure what she planned to do the next time but it was good to know.


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