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Posted on June 30, 2016 at 6:36 PM Comments comments (39)
             Did you know that July 1, 2016 is the start date for the new vaccine law?

          Did you know that whenever your child begins school again, they will be checked for all their vaccinations? That means all the shots that are on the required list on the vaccine law. If you are a parent who is getting the vaccines for your child, but at a slower rate than multiple shots, you will need to get permission from your school to be on a conditional schedule. There are to date, 40 or so vaccines necessary to attend a public school. There is also a clause in the bill, SB277, that states that any vaccine can be added to the lineup at anytime.

         Did you know that if you had a Personal Belief Statement at your school office, that you will be grandfathered in to the new law. What does that mean? It means that your child's vaccine schedule will only be viewed at the main checkpoints stated in the bill. The checkpoints are
TK/Kindergarten and 7th grade. To many parents upset, this form had to be put in by December 31st, 2015.

         Okay, so if you are a parent who chooses NOT to have your child receive all of the vaccinations called for, these are some of your options.

1) Your child can be in a private home based school. (Homeschooled)
2) Your child can be in an independent study program, (not receiving
classroom based instruction). Some classroom instruction, less than 80% is allowable. Charter schools have some class based classes and these are acceptable.
3) If your child has an IEP, (Individual Education Program), access to special education and related services cannot be denied.
(4) Your child can be exempted from vaccines, if a medical doctor deems that there is eminent danger to your child. An example of this may be autism in the family, or a medical condition which already compromises the child.

        The point of this article is too inform and educate. Please do read SB277 for yourself. If you need more clarification, The Homeschooling Network has some good information on their website. Be informed. There are some choices.

        If you decide on homeschooling as your option, I have written a few short BLOGS on that. They can be found on my website, in MY BLOGS. I am happy to answer any questions. I can emailed at [email protected]

With Love,
Patt Condiotti

Multiple vaccinations - Are they safe?

Posted on June 16, 2016 at 5:03 PM Comments comments (67)
               There is a lot of chatter happening regarding vaccinations these days, and especially the multiple doses and different kinds that are being given at the same time.

               There are 8 vaccines which are to be administered at 2 months, 4 months and 6 months. That would be 24 in all. These 8 vaccines all given together, have never been tested for any possible
complications. Recent statistics show that children given these multiple doses, more likely will have trouble and possibly need hospitalization.
This information will be published in the Summer issue of Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

              All of these required vaccinations are listed in the bill SB 277, the law that will take effect July 1, 2106. There is also a clause stating that if the governing bodies deems that new and different vaccines are needed to be added to the list, that these also should be complied with.

            Please read this law for yourself. Whether or not you agree with the vaccinations or not, is not the important matter here. For the safety and well being of our children, this author's opinion is, that these vaccinations should be spread out, letting the body handle them separately and more easily. After all, these are babies who are adjusting to  a new world. Let's give them the best chance possible for good health and good lives.

With Love,
Patt Condiotti


Posted on April 4, 2016 at 1:32 PM Comments comments (5)
             Vaccinations - a very controversial subject these days. Are they safe? Do I want my child to receive them? What are my legal choices? What do I do if I think my child may not safely be able to get these vaccinations?

             These are all parent dilemmas and questions. The new vaccination law goes into effect July 1st, 2016. If you are a parent with a child going to public school, it is mandated that they have certain immunizations before entering school this next year. If they are changing schools, or entering for the first time, such as kindergarten, they are required to have had these vaccines, unless a doctor has documented that they are in some way unsafe for this particular student. If you have a Personal Belief Form on file in your school office, you are considered to be grandfathered into the system. That means that if your child is a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th grader or 8th and above, they are not required to receive these vaccines. If they are a 7th grader this next year, they are required by law to get the vaccines for that level. Again, if a doctor says that these vaccines are not appropriate for your child, they can be exempted. IEP program children are exempted. That means any student with a specialized school program, is not included in the main stream law.

          The decision on whether to do immunizations is of course a parent decision. My only advice to all you parents is to get very educated on these vaccines, and then make your own educated decision. We are currently at a rate of 1 in 68 children that are autistic. That has escalated from 10 years ago from 1 in 10,000.
Please take the time to get educated.

         Do know that you have another choice regarding the necessary vaccinations. You can request from your school to do conditional vaccines. That means that you will do the required 6 or so vaccines, (less than the normal received), but you can do them individually and spread out. They are not received 4 at a time or 6 at a time. That is also your right under the new vaccine law. That may make more sense to some of you as the amount and types of serums are done on a one to one basis, with time in between for the child's body to more easily respond to the serums.

         Homeschooling is always a choice also if you feel that you are not comfortable with the safety of the vaccines and your child. Homeschooling can be delivered in many scenarios, so don't feel that this is not an option for you.

         Of course our main concern above all else, is the safety and protection of our children. Be informed.

With Love,
Patt Condiotti

New Vaccination Law and Getting Grandfathered IN, Must Have Information

Posted on October 4, 2015 at 4:04 PM Comments comments (3)
          I just wanted to write a quick note to all you moms and dads out there making decisions on if ,or how many vaccinations you want your child to receive, especially when the new law goes into effect.

          Please remember if you want to take advantage of the grandfathering clause in the new law, make sure that you have a Personal Belief Exemption Form on file at your school. This applies to you if  any of your children are currently in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, or going into any grade from 1st to 6th. Kindergarten and 7th grade are Checkpoints for vaccinations starting next July. For example, if your son or daughter is in 2nd grade this year, do a PBE form and have it in your file in the office as that allows him or her to be "grandfathered in" or in a safe zone, so to speak, until 7th grade. In 7th grade, the law will require mandatory vaccinations, unless the law has been changed.
        Personal Belief Forms are from the State of California - Health and Human Services Agency. They can be downloaded from that site or I got one from a Homeschooling Company. In order for this form to help you in the future, it has to be filed by

        Please feel free to contact me with any questions. If I can help, please let me know! If there are questions on setting up a small homeschool setup, please ask!

      This topic is near and dear to my heart as I was just blessed with another granddaughter on Sept. 29th and of course as a protective grandma, want all the best for her and my sweet other two granddaughters.

With Love,
Patt Condiotti

What Happens Next Summer when the Vaccine Law Goes into Effect?

Posted on August 1, 2015 at 5:23 PM Comments comments (8)
       We all have watched the news, and have seen the opinions on the new vaccination laws. There are many viewpoints, from feeling that they are safe and necessary for our children, to they are not safe and I do not choose to have my child receive them.
      If you are the later, your options are homeschooling, or taking your child to a medical doctor to have some testing done, to see if he or she is one of those children who most definitely
will have a bad reaction to the shots due to allergic reactions. You can also see your doctor if there is a family history of certain body conditions. This could be asthma, or immune diseases, and in that case, the medical doctor can suggest that this student may have a higher risk if vaccines are given and advise
against them.

     If your child has an IP program in place at school, he or she has a pass regarding the new laws. These children will be allowed to obtain special education services regardless of whether the child is vaccinated or not.

     For now, and until the law takes effect, July 2106, if you feel that you don't want your child to receive shots at this time, you need to have a Personal Belief document on file at the school your student attends. This needs to be done by
Jan 1, 2016. Children who hold a Personal Belief Exemption
before Jan 1st, 2106 are grandfathered into the system.
The new law does not apply to them until they reach their next vaccination checkpoint - either kindergarten or 7th grade. That is the definition of grandfathering into the system.

    Many children that are now in the public school system will be
grandfathered into the system. The only checkpoint for them will be 7th grade. This checkpoint is a  point in education where immunizations are checked, proof of past records. The law will not apply to them until 7th grade. Also, children going into 1st grade, will be grandfathered in and will not be affected by the law until they reach 7th grade.
     When the law goes into effect, schools will begin doing regular checks for up to date  immunization records. There is a list of vaccines that the law requires children to receive. It is a smaller list than the regular vaccine program we now have.
      The required list contains 10 diseases for them to be immunized against. They include" diphtheria, influenza type B
(bacterial meningitis), measles, mumps, pertussis (whooping cough, polio, rubella, tetanus, hepatitis B and chicken pox. 
     This law will most affect kindergartens who begin school in  August or Sept 2016, and preschoolers who begin preschool in July 2016. Also 7th graders will be scrutinized
      The law reads that private or public child care centers, preschoolers, elementary schools and secondary schools cannot admit children unless they are immunized against the
10 diseases mentioned earlier.
       There is a provision in the law that states that kindergarteners can enroll "conditionally" if they are not fully
immunized. School districts have their own tracking system to
 follow up and  check future immunizations.
       If you are one of those people who do not want your child to receive vaccines, for whatever reason, homeschooling and
independent study is one of your options.
       You can pick from 4 legal ways to educate your child.
       You can establish your own private home school by filling out a private school affidavit. Parents can collaborate with other homeschools.You are required to teach California mandated subject areas, but have latitude as to when and how such
subjects are taught.
      The second is to join another private home school and become a "satellite" home school.
       Third, parents can enroll in a district or charter public school that offers independent study. The student receives assignments
from a teacher, but fulfills most of the work independently.
       Fourth, an option is to be homeschooled by hiring a credentialed tutor.
       Of course, there are other variations of this that can be done to accommodate the education of your children and other children. This may all seem somewhat over whelming. I have
assisted other moms and dads to help deliver homeschooling
programs. It is not as hard as you may think.
      Please contact me with any questions or concerns, or topics of interest.
      I can be reached at [email protected]

With Love,
Patt Condiotti