Vaccination Exemption Forms and Information

Vaccination Exemption Forms and Information...


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All states allow a medical exemption and some states allow philosophical and/or religious exemptions. However, the American Medical Association and are actively promoting the abolishment of religious and philosophical exemptions.

Likewise, other corporate fanatics are also challenging informed consent.

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  • any waiver forms before you sign. Find out why signing the AAP waiver form is a self incriminating act. DoNotSign Waiver Info page

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Scroll down for links to General Information and Exemption Letters.

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any waiver forms before you sign. Find out why signing the AAP waiver form is a self incriminating act.
DoNotSign Waiver Info page

School Exemption Letter/form:
Do you need an exemption form that will inform school nurses and let them know you are making an informed choice? Here is a long one that you can edit for your school:

Can employees be forced to be vaccinated?
[Archive of FairMeasures page.]
"California: If you were not a health care worker, the answer would certainly be NO!"
See above link for the "may be's" for nurses or doctors.
Immunization Legislation 2004. Legislative activity on a variety of topics involved in immunization policy.

If all your state requires is a 'letter', consider using the model letters for Idaho:
Idaho Exemption form:
Idaho – Text file   Idaho – .doc file (MS Win95)   Idaho – .doc file (MS 97/2000/XP)    Idaho – PDF 328K   Idaho – HTML

If you want a great letter written by a lawyer to an Oregon School Board
This letter was originally found at: %20the%20Oregon%20School%20District.htm, but is no longer posted on this site so it has been moved to

Religious exemption information for most states in one document!
Includes section on Hepatitis & religious objection:
Archived on Source: [size= 45K]

Here is a great AFFIDAVIT that can be used for Daycare, Preschools and Schools.

AFFIDAVIT for Colorado Older Child (preschool and school age).
You can use this as a template for other states and simply replace the Colorado with your state and your state's statute. Please read the entire post about birth certificates as well.
Download the Microsoft Word document here. for Colorado Older Child.doc
Edit for your state and insert your state's statute.
This affidavit is also available as a birth exemption, for adults in colleges and employment situations. Our 1-888 number and email address for Exemption information are posted here: )

You do not have to prove membership in any religion to use a religious exemption.
See article taken from archived on

A good Summary of the concept that one is not required to hold formal church membership can also be found at:

Archived on source:

Avoiding Vaccinations:
Avoiding Vaccinations on

Two sample medical exemptions for traveling by an MD:
Cholera Sample Letter and Yellow Fever Sample Letter
Archive of letters here

Statement of Exemption for Personal or philosophical reasons

How to write a letter for personal Religious exemption from immunizations.

Scroll down for Statement [letter] Of Religious Objection To Immunization

If you did not find on our page what you needed, check the site below:
More Exemption Info for all states and Puerto Rico, also links to FindLaw and WashLaw legal search engines.

Exemption information and links /StateInformation/state_laws_and_exemption_informa.htm

Exemption from Immunization Requirements – international adoption

Vaccination Information Resources (People and contact information) Listed by State & Canada

Catholic Religious Exemptions:
Also "You May Also Contact Children of God for Life for Assistance in Filing A Religious Exemption in Your State. Please note that due to the large number of religious denominations, we cannot provide specific teachings for all faiths on this subject, however we will assist you with filing instructions and sample letters." See link on left side of page.

OSHA & Hep B

OSHA allows an exemption to recommendations for Hepatitis B vaccine for workers exposed to blood.

7. Hepatitis B Vaccination – Paragraph (f)(2). The Compliance Officer should determine whether or not all occupationally exposed employees have had the hepatitis B vaccination series made available to them after the training required by paragraph (g)(2)(vii)(I) and within 10 working days of their initial assignment. The term "made available" includes the healthcare professional's evaluation and arranging for the administration of the first dose of the hepatitis B vaccination series to begin within the 10 days. This includes all employees with occupational exposure, regardless of how often the exposure may occur. Part-time and temporary employees are included in this coverage. The vaccine does not have to be made available if the employer documents the exemption(s) set forth in paragraph (f)(2). It does not have to be administered if the employer can produce the signature of the employee on the mandatory declination form (See Appendix A of 29 CFR 1910.1030.)
Regulations (Standards – 29 CFR)
Hepatitis B Vaccine Declination (Mandatory) – 1910.1030 App
[required language of declination form,
NOTE OUR ADDITION OF THE WORDS "it is alleged that", which we have added for your protection to prevent the admission of non-existent guilt for refusing an "immunization".]

"I understand that due to my occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials I may be at risk of acquiring hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. I have been given the opportunity to be vaccinated with hepatitis B vaccine, at no charge to myself. However, I decline hepatitis B vaccination at this time. I understand that by declining this vaccine, it is alleged that I continue to be at risk of acquiring hepatitis B, a serious disease. If in the future I continue to have occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials and I want to be vaccinated with hepatitis B vaccine, I can receive the vaccination series at no charge to me."

If you want the above language so that you can simply print the page:
OSHAexemption.doc MS-DOC which can be modified and printed
OSHAexemption.pdf Adobe PDF file for printing.

Alaska Exemption Information

[Arkansas Exemption Information page.]
Note: [2003] New law in Arkansas allows individuals to have a medical, religious or philosophical exemption.  

Alabama Exemption Information

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Australia Exemption Information

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California Exemption Information

Coloradio Exemption Information

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District of Columbia
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Georgia Exemption Information


Section 2. Section 3322 of Article 3, Chapter 3, Division 1 of Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated:
§ 3322. Vaccination and Immunization.
    (a) No student shall be permitted to attend any public or private school, college or university within Guam unless evidence is presented to the enrolling officer of such school, college or university that the student child is free from any communicable diseases, and has had all the required vaccinations or immunizations as the Director shall in conformity with Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice ('ACIP') of the United States Department of Human Services and the American Academy of Pediatrics ('AAP'); provided, that in the event that the recommendations of the ACIP and the AAP differ, the Department shall determine which recommendations shall apply, except that exemption may be granted to a student in a case:

    (i) when the vaccination or immunization would be against his or her religious beliefs and would not constitute a contagious health risk for the public at large, as certified annually prior to commencement of the school year by the Director in consultation with a Guam Licensed physician or by a Guam licensed physician; or
    (ii) upon certification by a parent or guardian of a student who is a minor, that such vaccination or immunization would be against their religious belief and would not constitute a contagious health risk for the public at large, as certified annually prior to commencement of the school year by the Director in consultation with a Guam licensed physician or by a Guam Licensed physician; or
    (iii) when a student who has been certified by a Guam licensed medical doctor that said student should be exempt from this Section where medical contraindication to his or her receiving a specific vaccine exists.

    (b) Certificates of medical and religious exemption shall be kept on file in Bureau of Communicable Diseases Control of the Department. A copy of the certificate for medical and religious exemption shall be included in the student=s record at the school.
    (c) The Director shall notify enrolling officers of all schools and shall notify all parents by public media of any changes to the existing immuni- zation schedules no later than March 1 of each year to allow for the smooth opening of traditionally scheduled schools.
    (d) The Director shall require vaccination and immunization of any person or persons suspected as carriers of a communicable disease upon entering or leaving Guam which the Director believes may present a risk to the public health of Guam. In case of an epidemic or to control a possible epidemic of a communicable disease, the Director may direct that the general population be vaccinated and immunized against said disease. Students who are not immunized for whatever reason may be excluded from schools at the direction of the Director in case of an epidemic or to control a possible epidemic.

    SOURCE: Repealed and reenacted by P.L. 24-154:2. Subsection (a) amended by P.L. 24-335:2.

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North Carolina
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North Dakota
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New Hampshire
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New Jersey
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New Mexico
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New York State
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New Zealand
New Zealand does not have compulsory vaccination or financial penalties for non-vaccinators (yet). They do require a vaccination certificate on entry into childcare or school. This is to identify non-vaccinated children during a disease outbreak.

Books and information:
Immunisation Awareness Society
PO Box 56 048
Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand

Ohio Exemption Information

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Pennsylvania Exemption Information

Puerto Rico
PUERTO_RICO Exemption Information

Rhode Island
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South Carolina
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South Dakota
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Washington State Exemption Information

West Virginia
West Virginia Exemption Information
   West Virginia has only a medical exemption, see above page for more information.

Wisconsin Exemption Information

Wyoming Exemption Information

The following is an edited copy of a page saved from the AMA web site in March 2002.

H-440.970 Religious Exemptions from Immunizations

Since religious/philosophic exemptions from immunizations endanger not only the health of the unvaccinated individual, but also the health of those in his or her group and the community at large, the AMA
(1) encourages state medical associations to seek removal of such exemptions in statutes requiring mandatory immunizations;
(2) encourages physicians and state and local medical associations to work with public health officials to inform religious groups and others who object to immunizations of the benefits of vaccinations and the risk to their own health and that of the general public if they refuse to accept them; and
(3) encourages state and local medical associations to work with public health officials to develop contingency plans for controlling outbreaks in exempt populations and to intensify efforts to achieve high immunization rates in communities where groups having religious exemptions from immunizations reside. (CSA Rep. B, A-87; Reaffirmed: Sunset Report, I-97)

October 2004: this article is still on the AMA site:
Note: you may have to click on the 'AMA ACCEPT OUR POLICY' link to get the page to load. is an organization dedicated to promoting the legal removal of religious exemptions. They promote the ideas that it is a child's right to be "immunized" but apparently never checked to find out that sanitation, nutrition and hygiene are the great immunizations.

Source: from archive of 12-12-02 webpage:

Can employees be forced to be vaccinated? 12-12-02

I am being asked to produce documentation of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella for a medical/surgical nursing job. My nurse colleagues and I have never heard of this required for employment to any hospital. Does an employer have a right to force an individual into getting an MMR vaccination for the sole purpose of employment? Look forward to your comments. Thanks.

Ann Kiernan replies:

If you were not a health care worker, the answer would certainly be NO! But since the nature of nursing involves occupational exposure to infectious diseases, the employer might be able to ask about your immunization status and perhaps even to require re-vaccination if you do not have proof of current protection.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), after an applicant is given a conditional job offer, but before s/he starts work, an employer may conduct medical examinations, regardless of whether they are related to the job, as long as it does so for all entering employees in the same job category. But, after employment begins, an employer may make disability-related inquiries and require medical examinations only if they are job-related and consistent with business necessity. Also, an employer may require employees to submit to medical examinations that are required by another federal law or regulation. 29 C.F.R. 1630.15(e)(1998) See: Enforcement Guidance on Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations of Employees Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

So, is immunity to measles, mumps and rubella either "job-related and consistent with business necessity" or required by other law? Maybe, according to our research at the Centers for Disease Control.

The CDC report strongly recommends that health care workers be immunized for hepatitis B, influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella zoter, and tetanus.

Another federal agency, OSHA, says in its Technical Manual governing hospitals that: "Vaccination for rubella, measles, mumps, and influenza is recommended, especially for women of child-bearing age."

It is not directly relevant to your situation, but a recent federal appeals decision upheld a Navy captain's right to insist that both military and civilian personnel on his ship be vaccinated for anthrax when they were entering " high threat areas and contiguous waters". Mazares v. Dep't of the Navy, 302 F.3d 1382 (Fed. Cir. 2002)

Thanks for raising such an interesting issue. We have only scratched the surface here. This would be a good question to pose to your state nursing society or professional board for a definitive answer.

Information here is correct at the time it is posted. Case decisions cited here may be reversed. Please do not rely on this information without consulting an attorney first. —-Disclaimer End—-

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