Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

| 29/08/2018

Can children enter private or public schools here without vaccinations? Is there a way to be excused?

child vaccination, Advance ChevroletAuntie’s answer: Yes, it is possible to opt out of vaccinations and enrol your child in school in Cayman. You will need to fill out a Statement of Exemption from DES Immunization Policy, which you can find on the Department of Education Services website.

The form allows for exemptions on medical, personal or religious grounds and is very straightforward to fill out.

Previously, while this form was available, it was not posted on the website. Therefore, I would like to thank DES for very quick action based on your question, as they then added it to the site where forms relevant to school registration are found.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes, it is possible if you are able to certify yourself as a stupid, gullible, fake news swallowing sheep who is a terrible parent.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, but the overwhelming scientific and medical consensus, as well as the simple fact that countries that vaccinate have massively lower child fatalities, means that if you don’t want to vaccinate your child then you are a damned selfish fool.

    Get off Goop and youtube, and listen to the people who’ve dedicated their lives to keeping kids safe and healthy – vaccinate.

    Some kids have very rare and specific medical conditions that mean they can’t have certain vaccines. Do you want that “harmless” bout of Measles your kid has to be transmitted to someone else’s baby, and risk your idiocy killing or maiming another mother’s pride and joy?

  3. Anonymous says:

    WOW,WOW, WOW! ALL these comments!

    Do some deeper thinking about the knowledge “you’re socialized” to believe is correct today.

    > vaccine safety doesn’t have the same safety testing as drugs have. Because they don’t, there is no way anyone should force people to do something with full safety assured.

    > there has NEVER been a vaccine vs. unvaccinated trial EVER done.
    “Harvard Trained Immunologist Demolishes California Legislation That Terminates Vaccine Exemptions”

    > 5G and vaccines are going collide when the 5G network goes live. (Sprint’s first 5G networks will go live in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington, DC and Houston.)
    Now the evidence of vaccine injury is told by zip codes which already have 5G operational. The clusters are present especially in Southern California and around airports.

    > The history of vaccination is more complicated than most people understand. The anti-vaccine movement is HUNDREDS of years old. It heated up in the 1800s when parents in the UK became fed up with watching their healthy infants and children become ill or die shortly after the smallpox vaccinations (Edward Jenner) or get sick from smallpox anyway. Parents and doctors who refused smallpox vaccines risked losing their homes, their furniture, and their livelihoods if Judges ruled against them.

    > The smallpox vaccines were made from pus scraped off of diseased cows’ belly sores, contaminated with disease matter from a variety of animals and in some cases, humans. The smallpox vaccine history is probably not what you think it is.
    Doctors and those administering vaccines are SUPPOSED to obtain “informed consent” before vaccinating. Informed consent is not possible because parents are not given all the information they would require in order to understand the most important issues.


    And finally, you, as a parent, should worry more about nnEMF, which in essence is a child abuse, NOT about vaccinations.
    THIS WILL GET YOU HAIR STAND ON END and scare you $hitless.
    ep 7 – SuperDads – Dr. Jack Kruse, neurosurgeon – understanding how nnEMF is child abuse.

    • Anonymous says:

      Calm down

    • Anonymous says:

      Att and Verizon built special towers at John McCain’s house to fix his reception. We all know how it ended.
      Each and everyone of you expose your children 24×7 to man made EMF and blue light which kill them slowly and silently. The fact that teenagers are having old people diseases and brain tumors don’tseem to bother you at all. You are preoccupied with infection diseases to the point of paranoia, missing the elephant in the room.
      I recommend you buy an Emf meter and stop exposing your child to the real 21st century dangers.
      Why do you think France legislatevely banned WiFi and mobile phoned at schools?

      By the way, the risk of a child dying from measles is 0.0000000000001. And he becomes immune for life.

      • Anonymous says:

        They banned WiFi and mobile phones so students wouldn’t sneak them in and play on the internet instead of learning. Or use google to cheat….

    • Anonymous says:

      if you don’t know what 5G has to do with vaccination. The role of transition metals is to create voltage. Transition metals in vaccines (medicine, tattoo ink etc). have D shell electrons. These D shell electrons draw nnEMF to them because of their physics, especially RF and microwaves in the spectrum of light. Guess what people now use to communicate? RF and microwaves via WiFi. When 5 G hits cities autoimmunity will be one of the top three diseases.

      • Anonymous says:

        So everyone sporting loads of tattoos are going to be “cooked?”

      • Anonymous says:

        I have a degree in Physics, and I can confirm you’re talking out of your posterior.

    • SMHKMT says:

      Ah yes, Facebook, YouTube and a blog, the most reliable of sources… Critical thinking and conspiracy theories are not the same thing, just FYI.

    • Anonymous says:

      Such trusted websites. Circle of doctors, Facebook and YouTube. I believe. I believe. Did you know most of celebrities are also giving away all their money. It is true. It is on Facebook.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh the stupid. It hurts, it hurts…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Not just does this put the other school kids at risk, it puts the whole community at risk. There is a good number of adults (especially the older generation) who never got immunized against chicken pox, measles etc. Contracting those sort of illnesses as an adult are quite dangerous and severe.

    And why do parents have to provide immunization records for their children when registering for school if one can opt out of vaccines anyway?

    If the parents don’t want their child to be immunized then the child should be home schooled.

    • Expat says:

      And no allowed in the country if an expat.

    • Anonymous says:

      If vaccines are as effective as you suggest and your children are vaccinated, then what is your problem?
      Stop forcing shit on people.
      You have your position, others have theirs.
      You don’t have to believe what you don’t want to believe, but leave folk alone who have a different opinion.
      Sounds like the Inquisition all over again.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not everyone is vaccinated: too young, older and were never, or issues where they are unable to for medical reasons. Stop putting these people at risk and actually listen to the real doctors.

    • Anonymous says:

      Older generation all got measles when they were children therefore immune for life.

      • Anonymous says:

        They did not ALL get measles. Idiot!

      • Anonymous says:

        And some died, some went dead, some went blind and some were rendered infertile. Good times, good times.

  5. Parent says:

    You are allowed to opt out but when your child get chicken pox, mumps, measles and other infectious diseases and infect other children, I hope the parents sue you and the Ministry of Education for allowing such stupidity.

  6. Anonymous says:

    New headline: “Parent, unhappy with declining mortality rates, chooses to expose own children and others to long-vanquished ailments”

  7. Anonymous says:

    Such idiots risk their kids. But they also risk the health of other kids by their stupidity. No vaccinations should mean no entry to the school system either. Home schooling would be terrible with such a stupid parent, but it should be the only option. Can you imagine the science lessons? “Vaccines are bad, the earth is flat, the universe is 6,000 years old and climate change and global warming are myths”.

  8. Anonymous says:

    You know where the airport is.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Let nobody forget that the concern over vaccines was started by Dr Wakefield over the MMR triple vaccine. His ‘research’ was discredited, he was found to be paid by a tiny group bringing a legal case against the vaccine company and he was struck off by the GMC for professional misconduct. No sane person would deny children vaccinations when the risk is minuscule and yet the risk of death or severe morbidity without vaccination is so much greater than the risk from the vaccine itself.

    • Anonymous says:

      don’t let facts get in the way of baseless internet nonsense…..

  10. Anonymous says:

    Those against vaccinations are to science what Brexiteers are to economics.

  11. Right ya so says:

    Why is this even allowed?! Do these parents understand the implications for other/their children? If a child has any sort of severe allergy those items are banned from the classroom – so why are anti-vaxxers allowed to choose not to vaccinate? They too should be banned as they’re also putting everyone at severe risk.

    • Anonymous says:

      The wackadoodles who want to immigrate their unvaccinated children and then infect our population should be banned, period.
      You don’t want to get shots to stop measles, polio, smallpox, chicken pox, them stay
      In your fear based closet and we will side with proven science.
      No shots no permit!!!

      Wake up politicians and make vaccinations mandatory for work permits.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Just take your signed certificate of stupidity to the local DVDL office, any will do. They will then give you your exemption form. Hope that helps.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Poor child, to have such a stupid and gullible parent. They should be named and shamed,

  14. mjrovner says:

    Anti-vaxxers are exposing other people’s children to harm. There is zero medical justification for opting out. Do these people hide under the bed on Friday the 13th?

  15. Anonymous says:

    any parent refusing to vaccinate their child should be charged with neglect.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I would want to know if there were children in school who had not had their vaccinations.
    “Personal” reasons should not be an opt out. There have been outbreaks of measles due to people endangering their children’s lives by not getting the vaccinations for purely wacky reasons. Too many people mistakenly believe that autism is related to having routine vaccinations.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Just keep them, the hell away from my children.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why? If vaccines work, than your children should be safe. What? no logic?

      • Anonymous says:

        You can have a young child that is not fully vaccinated with all the doses etc. Keep them away from my children as well. The risks of not vaccinating vs vaccinating is far better. Dying or becoming blind from complications to measles or any other disease that is preventable through vaccines is a shame. Unnecessary in modern times with modern medicine.

      • Anonymous says:

        Some children cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and by not voluntarily vaccinating you put those children at risk. Also, your own child will be at high risk of disease. Don’t be stupid about your child’s life please.

      • Anonymous says:

        Because IQ is 50% genetic and I don’t want my kids to be dragged down by really stupid friends.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

    You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations? 

    Immunizations can save your child’s life. Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children, have been eliminated completely and others are close to extinction– primarily due to safe and effective vaccines. Polio is one example of the great impact that vaccines had have in the United States. Polio was once America’s most-feared disease, causing death and paralysis across the country, but today, thanks to vaccination, there are no reports of polio in the United States.

    Vaccination is very safe and effective. Vaccines are only given to children after a long and careful review by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals. Vaccines will involve some discomfort and may cause pain, redness, or tenderness at the site of injection but this is minimal compared to the pain, discomfort, and trauma of the diseases these vaccines prevent. Serious side effects following vaccination, such as severe allergic reaction, are very rare. The disease-prevention benefits of getting vaccines are much greater than the possible side effects for almost all children.

    Immunization protects others you care about.  Children in the U.S. still get vaccine-preventable diseases. In fact, we have seen resurgences of measles and whooping cough (pertussis) over the past few years. Since 2010, there have been between 10,000 and 50,000 cases of whooping cough each year in the United States and about 10 to 20 babies, many of which were too young to be fully vaccinated, died each year. While some babies are too young to be protected by vaccination, others may not be able to receive certain vaccinations due to severe allergies, weakened immune systems from conditions like leukemia, or other reasons. To help keep them safe, it is important that you and your children who are able to get vaccinated are fully immunized.  This not only protects your family, but also helps prevent the spread of these diseases to your friends and loved ones.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Chickenpox making a come back.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I respect freedom of choice, but opting out of vaccinations harms the power of herd immunity. Opting out because of a 0.0001% risk of a side effect is a poor choice compared to the risk of contracting a deadly disease that you didn’t protect for. My entire family along with myself has been vaccinated with every routine vaccination offered by Public Health and we are fine.


    Dr. B

  21. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for being such a good parent and looking after your child’s future health. I wish more would do the research and educate themselves on the harm caused by vaccines.

    • Anonymous says:

      yep…. keep reading the nonsense online…..
      believe in science!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      I wish more would do the research to find out the risk is very very very very very very very minimal and those who do not vaccinate are very dangerous to young children and people with auto immune dieseases. Stop reading wacko blogs by pseudo scientists.

    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly! Maybe the masses would start to reading the fine print and ask themselves why most doctors are against giving their children vaccines

      • Anonymous says:

        umm so you’re kids have the best chance to oh I don’t know… GROW UP?

      • Anonymous says:

        lol! Most drs are certainly not against vaccinating their own children! You’re a gear short even for a cuckoo clock.

      • Anonymous says:

        “Most doctors”? Ignorance is not that bliss. Wake up and be grateful for modern medicine. Otherwise we would have mass graves of mainly young children from diseases that have since benen eradicated or on the verge on extinction like polio or even measles. Kids not vaccinated other than for a medical reason should be on a list and not allowed in public schools as they are a public safety risk.

      • Dazed and Confused says:

        Most Doctors give their children vaccines.

      • Anonymous says:

        Please post a link to this info

  22. Anonymous says:

    Vaccine Exemptiond are issuded by the Medical Officer if Health and not DES.

  23. A says:

    The question is why would you not want to protect your child against lethal disease? You should consult a Doctor before taking no action.

    • ThIs WrItInG Is VeRy IrRiTaTiNg says:

      Probably the same people who hold babies in the front seats and let toddlers wander around in the back seat of their vehicles while driving.