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HEALTH CANADA STATEMENT ON IMMUNIZATION

"Unlike some countries, immunization is not mandatory in Canada; it cannot be made


mandatory because of the Canadian Constitution. Only three provinces have legislation or
regulations under their health-protection acts to require proof of immunization for school
entrance. Ontario and New Brunswick require proof for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles,
mumps, and rubella immunization. In Manitoba, only measles vaccination is covered. It must be
emphasized that, in these three provinces, exceptions are permitted for medical or religious
grounds and reasons of conscience; legislation and regulations must not be interpreted to imply
compulsory immunization. "
Ontario Vaccine exemption forms can be obtained from your local health department. Ask for
form #2. This needs to be filled out, and notarized and given to your child's school. Parents are
advised to retain a copy for their own files, as schools often lose the forms, and the process then
has to be repeated. Form #2 can be accessed in PDF format at:
(.pdf) http://www.vran.org/docs/form-2.pdf Standard Interpretations

09/23/1997 - The Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and the Enforcement


Procedures for TB.
"Finally, be aware that participation in the employer's skin testing program is voluntary
on the part of the employee. OSHA does not require that employees participate in TB
skin testing, only that the employer make such skin testing available to employees."
OSHA
Standard Interpretations
09/23/1997 - The Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and the Enforcement
Procedures for TB.
"Finally, be aware that participation in the employer's skin testing program is voluntary
on the part of the employee. OSHA does not require that employees participate in TB
skin testing, only that the employer make such skin testing available to employees."
Government of New Brunswick / Gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS
PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT OR EXEMPTION FOR SCHOOL ENTRY
(exemption statement bottom of form)
3. DECLARATION OF OBJECTION TO IMMUNIZATION
I object to the administration of vaccines to my child named above and therefore request
exemption from the requirements as provided for in the Education Act. I understand that my
child will be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak of one of the infectious diseases.
(.pdf) http://www.gnb.ca/0000/pol/e/706AB.pdf
Vaccine exemption forms can be obtained from your local health department. Ask for form #2.
This needs to be filled out, and notarized and given to your child's school. Parents are advised to
retain a copy for their own files, as schools often lose the forms, and the process then has to be
repeated. Form #2 can be accessed in PDF format
avaccinechoicecanada.comhttp://vaccinechoicecanada.com/Government of New Brunswick /
Gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS


PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT OR EXEMPTION FOR SCHOOL ENTRY
(exemption statement bottom of form)
3. DECLARATION OF OBJECTION TO IMMUNIZATION
I object to the administration of vaccines to my child named above and therefore request
exemption from the requirements as provided for in the Education Act. I understand that my
child will be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak of one of the infectious diseases.
(.pdf) http://www.gnb.ca/0000/pol/e/706AB.pdf
Vaccine exemption forms can be obtained from your local health department. Ask for form #2.
This needs to be filled out, and notarized and given to your child's school. Parents are advised to
retain a copy for their own files, as schools often lose the forms, and the process then has to be
repeated. Form #2 can be accessed in PDF format aThe most frequently asked question

VacLib receives these days is how to deal with a school district, daycare or
employer who insists that you or your child must have a particular shot or
shots in order to continue employment or participation in the daycare or
school program.
It is absolutely vital that you are prepared to deal with this situation
without acquiescing to forced medical experimentation. If you are in a state
that does not have a philosophical or personal conviction exemption to
vaccinations, or other state enforced treatment with psychiatric drugs, it is
imperative that you use these two forms as a template in creating your own
form for the bureaucrats or doctors enforcing or administering the particular
drug to sign.
If they refuse to sign it, tell them that you have knowledge of a person that
is permanently disabled as a result of the Hepatitis B vaccine (the most
frequent requirement for healthcare employment.) This person you know of is
currently unemployed and has not received any just compensation for their
injury, forcing them into abject poverty.
Insist that this form is strictly for your protection so that you do not end up
in the same predicament. If the risk of an adverse reaction is as rare as they
want us to believe, they should have no problem playing Russian roulette and
signing the form. Afterall, you are being coerced into playing Russian roulette
with your health!
Even more important is the recognition that
- if your doctor does sign an Acceptance of Responsibility document
- and you allow your child to be vaccinated

- and as a result your child is vaccine damaged,


it is very unlikely that any court in the USA in our present legal climate would
honor your claim against the doctor.

We at VacLib are not lawyers, but the current laws regarding the federal
vaccine court (NVICP) may (?) nullify such a contract
Short Sample Vaccine Letter
Most states now require the Hepatitis B vaccine for newborns. Many parents are also cornered
by emergency room personnel during accident visits. Hospitals nationally are under pressure to
utilize every opportunity to score a "hit." If your pediatrician understands your views, get him
involved with the hospital. As a last resort, protect your right to receive quality care in the
following manner. (Usually, you'll never find anybody in the hospital to sign this simple form):
"I certify that the (Name of Vaccine)________ vaccine being administered to (Name of
Child)_________ is free from all known and yet unknown zoonotic or human viruses or viral
fragments and will not cause acute or chronic illness in the recipient due to viral contamination
or as a reaction to the components of this vaccine. (Signature of Physician and
Date)_________."
If you do get a signature, hold on to the form.
The ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY is imperative in exercising your rights for legal
exemptions from forced medical experimentation and legalized bioterrorism. DO be
prepared to fight for your baby's rights!
An index page to various Acceptance of Responsibility) forms is here:
. http://www.vaclib.org/legal/accept.htm ffidavit for Parents Participating in International
Adoption (Word) (pdf)
Hep B vaccine in hospital for newborn refusal, sample (pdf)
OSHA Declination Statement Form (also, pdf)
Religious exemption letter that was approved in Florida (Word) (pdf)
School Vaccine Exemption Form, sample (Word) (pdf)
TB testing refusal, sample (pdf)
Childcare and School Immunization Requirements
Dear VacLib Members and Friends Wanted to give you all a heads up on state issued exemption forms. I haven't had to deal with this
personally for several years, and I always crossed out sentences or clauses, and often adding some of my
own, before signing their exemption of medical release type of forms. When Donna Carrillo began to
diligently search out existing exemption forms and posting them, I read over a couple of them and
encouraged people to make up their own whenever possible. After having a "closer encounter" with such a
form - a form provided to the state of Idaho by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention and used by licensed Idaho daycares, I was shocked into the VERY REAL
danger of signing these forms without changing them significantly.
Any form one affixes their initials to, dates and affixes their signature to at the end is a LEGAL document.
All statements prior to your signature you must agree to fully OR restrict your signature to say that you

are signing under TDC - threat, duress, and coercion. The form that my daughter was told she needed to
fill out for this daycare is posted here: ChildCareExemptForm.pdf ChildCareExemptForm.pdf. On this
form, she crossed out all the "nots" and in her personal statement she further clarified that she
understands fully the risks of vaccinating her child.
I have since found out that most public schools and daycares in other states also use a similar form.
Basically, by initialing and signing this form as is, you are admitting to understanding that "vaccine
preventable" diseases are extremely deadly and ALSO admitting to negligence for willfully denying your
son/daughter the life saving protection that vaccines offer. These forms are MEANT to not only be
intimidating but to catch the legally ignorant off guard. This is very serious to me since all states have
adopted the federally funded Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act which gives states the right to
literally steal your children for up to 48 hours -- the time they have to prove child neglect OR abuse.
If it were ME, I would insist that they accept a form that I provide them since it satisfies the law. If there
are any problems or they insist on me using their form, I would cite the law and ask the school or daycare
provider where it actually says in state statute that this particular form is the only form that will satisfy the
law. Since your parental rights are at stake here, it is best to be vigilant and err on the side of being overly
cautious. On the issue of whether these screening programs were mandated by government

authority, the authors stated:


Genetic screening programs in Canada are voluntary; there are no health laws or regulations
which enforce screening for genetic disease. The viability in the provincial programs more often
than not reflects the initiative of individuals or groupswho usually hold no position in
government but who act as advisers to their programs. The diverse nature of the provincial
programs undoubtedly reflects the interests of their advisers.37"If you have thoroughly
explained NBS to the parents and they choose to decline the test, it is extremely important to
document it in the infants records. You may wish to have the parents sign a "Refusal of
Treatment" form. At this time, there is no formal method in place to inform the Ontario
Newborn Screening Program that a family has declined testing.
Ontario Newborn Screening Program FAQepatitis B Vaccine
Most states now require the Hepatitis B vaccine for newborns. Many parents are also cornered
by emergency room personnel during accident visits. Hospitals nationally are under pressure to
utilize every opportunity to score a "hit." If your pediatrician understands your views, get him
involved with the hospital. As a last resort, protect your right to receive quality care in by asking
hospital personal to sign the following waiver. Usually, you'll never find anybody in the hospital
to sign this simple form, but you well get relief from demands to vaccinate your child.
"I certify that the (Name of Vaccine)________ vaccine being administered to (Name of
Child)_________ is free from all known and yet unknown zoonotic or human viruses or viral
fragments and will not cause acute or chronic illness in the recipient due to viral contamination
or as a reaction to the components of this vaccine. (Signature of Physician and
Date)_________."
If you do get a signature, hold on to the form. Potential exists for the newborn to experience
hypersensitivity to any component of this medication.
Each milliliter contains: Phytonadione ............. 2 mg or 10 mg
Inactive ingredients:
Polyoxyethylated fatty acid derivative ................... 70 mg
Dextrose...................................................................... 37.5 mg
Water for Injection, q.s. .................................................. 1 mL

Added as preservative: Benzyl alcohol ...................... 0.9%


Links to prescribing information for Vitamin K:
http://vaclib.org/chapter/inserts.htm#vitK
Archive: Year 2002 Merck Vitamin K Package Insert - Aquamephyton PI | posted on Scribd
Alternatives to Vitamin K Prophylaxis...
Although oral vitamin K is not licensed for use as a drug by the FDA, drops for oral
administration are available. Typically, one drop contains 2 mg. of vitamin K. Contact a midwife
in your area, or a birthing supply company (such as birthwithlove.com), or Scientific Botanicals
(206 527-5521) where your health care provider can order liquid vitamin K directly. A good
organic whole food diet along with lots of leafy green vegetables is all that is necessary to
prevent vitamin K deficiency in newborns. Vitamin K Injection...

The prescribing information on Vitamin K shot states that fatalities are an adverse
reaction according to the Merck pharmaceutical package insert.
http://fdb.rxlist.com/drugs/drug-9003-Aqua-Mephyton+Inj.aspx?
drugid=9003&drugname=Aqua-Mephyton+Inj
"The injectable form of vitamin K can rarely cause severe (sometimes
fatal) allergic reactions when given by injection into a muscle or vein.
Therefore, vitamin K should be injected into a muscle or vein only when it
cannot be given by injection under the skin or taken by mouth, or when
your doctor has judged that the benefit is greater than the risk. Seek
immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of an allergic
reaction such as rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing."
Potential exists for the newborn to experience hypersensitivity to any component of this
medication.
Each milliliter contains: Phytonadione ............. 2 mg or 10 mg
Inactive ingredients:
Polyoxyethylated fatty acid derivative ................... 70 mg
Dextrose...................................................................... 37.5 mg
Water for Injection, q.s. .................................................. 1 mL
Added as preservative: Benzyl alcohol ...................... 0.9%
Birth Plans (To be used with hospitals and/or midwives)
(Links to model birth plan letters)
Model Birth Plan Letter for Hospital Births. You can attach an exemption from
immunizations. In some states, there are religious exemptions from newborn screening
tests such as PKU, etc...
Information on the Dangers of Hospital Birth and the Benefits of Home Birth from
gentlebirth.org

Our best and most itemized birthplan:


(.doc) birthplan-itemized.doc |

(.pdf) birthplan-itemized.pdf

(HTML) BirthPlan-Itemized for reading on screen. Includes handy small dictionary of


terms in the document.
(.doc) Model Letter for Hospital Births (Model11425.doc)
Model Birth Plan Letter for Hospital Births. This one is more detailed.
(.doc) Model letter for hospital births 2.doc (11426)
Model Birth Plan Letter for Hospital Births for an adopted child...
Model letter for hospital births for adoptions -- Dear Doctor and Medical Staff.doc
(11427)
(.doc) Model letter for hospital births for adoptions.doc
The birth plan arrangements and letter should be turned in before delivery date.
This "Refusal to Permit Medical Treatment" form below is optional.
hExemptions | Birthing_Plans | Vitamin_K | Hepatitis_B | Eyedrops | Newbor
n_Screening
Birth Exemptions:
For those who are planning a hospital birth but want to evade invasive routine post
natal procedures such as a Hep B shot, vitamin K injection, newborn screening, or the
application of silver nitrate in the newborn's eyes, a very specific birthing plan must be
submitted to the hospital in advance of the birth. Hospital staff must be informed, in
advance, of your needs, wants and desires where your baby and birthing experience are
concerned. The same applies to midwives.
Steps:

Create the Birthplan. Or modify one of our ours to fit your state laws and any
other personal circumstances. (see below)

Sign the birthplan in front of a Notary.

Submit the birth plan to your hospital or midwife. Keep a couple extra copies in
case plans change.

Make sure affected parties (doctors, nurses, etc) understand your requirements
and wishes.

Plan on having one or two trusted persons stay with the mother and child to
watch the child at all times while in the hospital, so no unwanted injections are
given the baby.

The birth plan arrangements and letter should be turned in before delivery date.

The "Refusal to Permit Medical Treatment" form below is optional.

The "Refusal to Register Live Birth" form below is also optional.

Vaccine exemption forms can be obtained from your local health department. Ask for form #2.
This needs to be filled out, and notarized and given to your child's school. Parents are advised to
retain a copy for their own files, as schools often lose the forms, and the process then has to be
repeated. Form #2 can be accessed in PDF format at:
(.pdf) http://www.vran.org/docs/form-2.pdf HEALTH CANADA STATEMENT ON
IMMUNIZATION
"Unlike some countries, immunization is not mandatory in Canada; it cannot be made
mandatory because of the Canadian Constitution. Only three provinces have legislation or
regulations under their health-protection acts to require proof of immunization for school
entrance. Ontario and New Brunswick require proof for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles,
mumps, and rubella immunization. In Manitoba, only measles vaccination is covered. It must be
emphasized that, in these three provinces, exceptions are permitted for medical or religious
grounds and reasons of conscience; legislation and regulations must not be interpreted to imply
compulsory immunization. "
Ontario
Illinois allows medical and religious exemptions to mandated vaccines.
The medical exemption must be signed by a medical doctor licensed to practice medicine in

Illinois. The new language also clarifies that healthcare providers may use their clinical judgment,
along with many sources of information about vaccination, without limitation, to assess whether a
child is more likely to experience an adverse vaccine reaction and if so, may issue a medical
exemption or adopt an individualized schedule. When appropriate, please share this information with
your healthcare providers if you think your child may be prone to experience an adverse vaccine
reaction. The inclusion of the wording without limitation means that the healthcare providers
clinical recommendation cannot be arbitrarily overruled if they determine a medical exemption to a
vaccine or any immunizing agent is appropriate for their patient. The Illinois Department of Public
Health will no longer be reviewing medical exemptions that exempt a child from vaccination or an
immunization due to medical reasons. However, IDPH may review statements of immunity from
physicians in accordance with PART 665 CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION CODE, SECTION
665.280 PHYSICIAN STATEMENT OF IMMUNITY.
Without limitation, healthcare providers may use federal guidelines, the information in the Vaccine
Information Statement, the vaccine insert or their clinical judgment to determine if a child is
susceptible to experience an adverse vaccine reaction, if so they may exempt a child from
vaccination or adopt an individualized schedule according to the health needs of the child.
Medical exemptions to immunization will not be turned over to IDPH for review but will be kept in the
childs record.
Personal, Religious Exemption for Elementary and High School
IL Public Act 099-0249 was signed into law by Governor Rauner in August 2015, requiring
those who have a religious objection to immunizations or any immunizing agent to complete and
submit a Certificate of Religious Exemption form available from both IDPH and ISBE, after
Oct.16th, 2015 for those entering Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades.
On the Certificate, each immunization and objection must be listed out. The objection must be of a
religious nature.
The healthcare provider will sign the form verifying that they provided the information on the risks of
foregoing vaccination and benefits for your child and the community of vaccination however, the law
clearly states that the healthcare provider is not approving your religious exemption.
This form will then be turned into the local school authority and they will determine if objection meets
religious criteria (vs. philosophical). They are not to validate your religious beliefs.
If an outbreak or exposure to a vaccine preventable disease occurs, the local school authority may
require your child to remain at home for the duration of the outbreak.
Daycare, preschool and college students will still need to provide a personal vaccine
exemption letter. List the vaccine(s) you are objecting to and the religious reason for that objection.
The religious objection may be personal and need not be directed by the tenets of an established
religious organization. You do not need top fill out the certificate of religious exemption.

Suggestion for Religious Vaccine Exemption Letter


Flu Vaccine Exemption for Healthcare Workers

Selected Applicable Rules from the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules:
TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER i: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
PART 665 CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION CODE
SECTION 665.280 PHYSICIAN STATEMENT OF IMMUNITY
A physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, who believes a child to be protected
against a disease for which immunization is required may so indicate in writing, stating the reasons,
and certify that he/she believes the specific immunization in question is not necessary or indicated.
Such a statement should be attached to the childs school health record and accepted as satisfying
the medical exception provision of the regulation for that immunization. These statements of lack of
medical need will be reviewed by the Department with appropriate medical consultation. After review,
if student is no longer considered to be in compliance, the student is subject to the exclusion
provision of the law.
(Source: Amended at 18 Ill. Reg. 4296, effective March 5, 1994)
TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER i: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
PART 665 CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION CODE
SECTION 665.290 LIST OF NON-IMMUNIZED STUDENTS
An accurate list shall be maintained at every attendance center of all children who have not
presented proof of immunity against diphtheria, pertussis (to age 6), tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles,
rubella, mumps, Haemophilus influenzae type b (as noted in Section 665.240(f)), hepatitis B (as
noted in Section 665.240(g)), or Varicella (as noted in Section 665.240(h)).
(Source: Amended at 29 Ill. Reg. 18127, effective October 24, 2005)
TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER i: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

PART 665 CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION CODE


SECTION 665.510 OBJECTION OF PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN
Parents or legal guardians who object to health, dental or eye examinations or any part thereof, or to
immunizations, or to vision and hearing screening tests, on religious grounds shall not be required to
submit their children or wards to the examinations or immunizations to which they so object if such
parents or legal guardians present to the appropriate local school authority a signed statement of
objection, detailing the grounds for the objection. (Section 27-8.1(8) of the School Code) The
objection must set forth the specific religious belief that conflicts with the examination, immunization
or other medical intervention. The religious objection may be personal and need not be directed by
the tenets of an established religious organization. General philosophical or moral reluctance to
allow physical examinations, eye examinations, immunizations, vision and hearing screening, or
dental examinations will not provide a sufficient basis for an exception to statutory requirements. The
local school authority is responsible for determining whether the written statement constitutes a valid
religious objection. The local school authority shall inform the parent or legal guardian of measles
outbreak control exclusion procedures in accordance with the Departments rules, Control of
Communicable Diseases Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 690) at the time the objection is presented.
(Source: Amended at 33 Ill. Reg. 8459, effective June 8, 2009)
TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER i: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
PART 665 CHILD HEALTH EXAMINATION CODE
SECTION 665.520 MEDICAL OBJECTION
a) Any medical objection to an immunization must be:
1) Made by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches indicating what the medical
condition is,
2) Endorsed and signed by the physician on the certificate of child health examination and placed on
file in the childs permanent record.
b) Should the condition of the child later permit immunization, this requirement will then have to be
met. Parents or legal guardians must be informed of measles outbreak control exclusion procedures
when such objection is presented per Section 665.510.

ndeed, wise thinking.


Let's not get vaccinated against a communicable virus in a public building you share with hundreds of
people daily, screw that... let's not and make it about religion and personal freedoms. Yeah that makes
sense, bravo
Okay, we all pick our fights, and your is against getting medical vaccines cuz they're bad... fine.
Here are three links that can offer up info and help - resources who will assist you that do not cost:
David M. Ayoub, M.D.
The Prairie Collaborative for Immunization Safety
1248 South Grand Ave West, #5
Springfield, Illinois 62704
(217) 726-0814
(217) 691-3298
Raypoke@mac.com
Illinois Vaccine Awareness Coalition
P.O. Box 946
Oak Park, Illinois 60303
http://illinoisvaccineawareness.org/Illi...
Special Human Rights Service
Grace Girdwain
8320 S. Nashville Ave.
Burbank, IL 60459-2333
(708)599-4679
SOURCE
Vaccination Liberation er: While individuals vary as to matters of conscience, I believe it would be difficult
to identify any objection to vaccination as being in harmony as an official "Adventist" position or with the
"health message."
In fact, Seventh-day Adventists (SDA's) during WWII volunteered for vaccine testing (to avoid
combat/combatancy positions in the military, and in keeping with SDA Conscientious Cooperator position)
for such things as tropical diseases. So, the very vaccine you are objecting to, may have resulted from
testing on SDA's.
While there are some risks associated with vaccines, I tend to agree with some of the other answers, that
vaccinations are not simply for the individual, but for those with whom you come in contact. Accordingly,
while you may have the "right" to refuse a vaccination, I do not see a problem with a school prohibiting
entrance, or an institution refusing to hire you, as a result of your decision.
There are 18 or 19 states that offer philosophical exemptions to vaccines, meaning the beliefs against
vaccines do not need to be religious in nature. Every state has medical exemption, there are many
reasons why a child shouldn't be vaccinated. And if you have a doctor that believes, as they should, that
the decision to undergo medical treatment is solely that of the parent they will sign an exemption just
because the parent asks them too.

Most states and countries also have philosophical exemptions.


mystic_eye_cda 8 years ago
20 states also allow you not to vaccinate due to "personal reasons".
My daughter suffered anyphaxic shock from her early vacchines. I used medical reasons and provided a
written diagnosis although the doctor would not admit it was from the vaccine. Best Answer: There are
zero recognized faiths that decline immunizations and/or vaccinations (in general) based on faith alone.
Some specific injections are on the "no-no" list of a small handful of assorted Christianity faiths, and more
amongst assorted Christian-based cults.
The situation is a matter of unclarity, and one of trust vs. mistrust. If you read the Book of Enoch, you will
understand that some things disguised as being "helpful" are more for control, domination, and long-term
harm than anything. Always be certain you know every single little thing inside of a vaccination, before
you agree to have it injected into yourself or a person you make that decision for.
(Side note)
LOL @ Smash. I could say, in response... "Look at all of those Freemason Clones answering this question
with the standard R&S anti-God rants!!! Do I sense a censorship of fact here?
Source(s):When this answer is reported (aka removed via the Illuminati who do not want you to contact
me regarding this matter) you will know I am correct!
Best Answer: You MUST get a religious exemption BEFORE you enlist, or you will be at their mercy. I
don't know the specifics on how to obtain a religious exemption, but if you don't want to be vaccinated, DO
NOT ENLIST unless you have been given a religious exemption, and you have had it examined by a
knowledgeable attorney. My guess is that it is pretty difficult to get a religious exemption. But it is your only
option besides a medical exemption if you don't want to be vaccinated in the military. It's probably not
possible to get a medical exemption to every vaccine.
"Mistress Mayhem," the military does not vaccinate for AIDS, malaria, or Dengue fever (or as you spelled
it, "dingi.") Prophylactic medication is given for malaria, which is very different from a vaccine.
Lisa 7 years ago
ou will be given a direct order to have the vaccines, unless there are medical and/or religious reasons.
(For example, there are some shots you cannot take if you have an egg allergy) If you fail to follow orders,
consequences will follow.
Guys tried to get out of their Anthrax vaccines and ended up just throwing away their careers for refusing
without cause. I am delaying vaccines. I am definitely not giving my daughter the Hep B vaccine until way
later in her life, I just don't see the point of vaccinating a 7 pound newborn against an STD. I am not sure
there is a connection between autism and vaccines but there is definitely a connection between vaccines
and autoimmune diseases and cancers. My husband had seizures for several years as a child as a result
of his childhood shots. That was what first made me research this issue. You are right, this is an extremely
difficult decision. I struggled with this decision for several months and sometimes I still question my
decision but at this time I am definitely more comfortable not vaccinating then vaccinating. I did not
vaccinate my daughter at birth for 3 reasons. One- she is not going to be having sex as a newborn and

she's not going to be shooting up. Two- dad and I both do not have hep B and she is not going to daycare
3- I work in research, clinical trials and there is a new study out with monkeys showing that Hep B vaccine
at birth delays milestones in 67% of males- google it on google scholar, it will pop up in a peer reviewed
journal. I am with you- research has not convinced me. When a pharma company tests a vaccine they
don't necessarily test the safety of multiple vaccines. When the immune system responds to a foreign
body it responds with inflammation and fever- times 8 if you go with the CDC recommended vaccine
schedule. I am not putting 8 vaccines into my child at 2 months of age and hoping her immune system
doesn't inflame her brain- grant it chances are slim but we are waiting until 6 months and only doing DTaP
and Polio the first year. It's up to you, you are the parent we are still a free country- for now... First, when
he needs more vaccinations simply decline. Each state has different vaccination guidelines, but at his age
I do believe he is not due for any more for quite some time anyway (except for vaccines for seasonal flu
and H1N1, etc.). You must give your informed CONSENT for him to be administered the vaccine, and no
matter what anyone says-nurses, school staff, etc.- it is NOT required.
When he is due for a vaccine that you decline, you simply fill out a waiver. There are waivers available for
religious and medical reasons as well as just personal beliefs. They WANT everyone to believe they are
mandatory so they go along with it, but they are not.
My children have gotten the majority of their vaccinations, but we have declined certain ones and we have
also done them on alternative schedules.
Source(s):Common sense and resaerch
Personal experience and opinion
Mom of three + one on the way!
you just tell the doctor no, they cant get their shots unless you sign their papers saying you are agreeing
and such. they cant force your child to get the shots if you dont want them to. and as the person above
said, at school they do require vaccines but you can sign a paper for that and your child will be able to go
to school. is your child 5 years old? the next one i dont think are until they are 11, when they are about to
enter middle school. ust say no. You have every legal right to refuse and do not have to explain yourself to
anyone.
Alabama offers medical and religious exemptions for public school admittance.
You may have issues with your pediatrician, you may not. But stand firm and do not waver.
When we informed our Dr that we were not vaccinating, he bullied us so badly we had him written up from
his poor conduct. We had to search around a bit but we now have a wonderful pediatrician who not only
respects our decision not to vaccinate, but supports it as well. If you are concerned that they will not allow
you kids in public school without them, There is a waiver you can sign at the school. Personal belief
exemption (PBE)document it is called. Good luck. This is LEGAL and you have the right to opt out.
It not known by many people. Just ask to sign it.
If Dr. try to push you, just say we elect not to have them at this time.
Source(s):
You say "No thank you." And then you look into any necessary waivers or paperwork you'll need to enroll
him in school and other activities Best Answer: The Texas Exemption for Reasons of Conscience works
for both public and private schools. Here is information on how to obtain the exemption paper, if you don't
already have it.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/sch...
Guidelines for Requesting an Exemption for Reasons of Conscience
Written requests must be submitted through the U.S. Postal Service, commercial carrier, fax, or by handdelivery.
Mailing Address:
Immunization Branch
Department of State Health Services
Immunization Branch (MC 1946)
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Hand Delivery:
Department of State Health Services
Immunization Branch (MC 1946)
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Fax:
(512) 776-7544
On-Line:
Via the department's Immunization program Internet website (go to www.ImmunizeTexas.org).
Hand-delivered requests may be submitted to the DSHS, Immunization Branch, between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. Mondays through Fridays. ALL affidavit forms will be mailed to you via U.S. Postal Service.
Important note: no requests will be filled at the time of hand-delivery.
Affidavit form requests will be processed and mailed within one week from the receipt of the request. If
additional information is needed in order to process the affidavit, you will be notified.
The letter must include the following information:
Full name of each child for whom a form is requested (first, middle, and last);
Date of birth of each child for whom a form is requested;
Parent or legal guardian's signature and complete return mailing address, including zip code; and
Number of forms needed for each child (not to exceed five forms per child)
Electronic mail or telephone requests cannot be processed.
The official Texas Department of State Health Services affidavit form must be notarized and submitted to
school officials. The form must be submitted within 90 days from the date it is notarized.
The school will accept only official affidavit forms developed and issued by the Texas Department of State
Health Services (DSHS), Immunization Branch. No other forms or reproductions will be allowed.
Lisa 5 years ago
I believe you can get one from this site. I would like to use the "I'm against destroying children" waiver
but they don't have that one yet. I feel for the poor children of NJ. I think only Minnesota has a higher
vaccination induced autism rate simply put down "For philosohpical reasons, I require a vacination
excemption." I'm an Atheist and didn't use the religious reason and it's not their business to know my

medical reasons for this.


It was quite easy to do, although you will need to "renew" this every time school vacinations come around
- every few years.
Source(s):Washington State, if that makes a difference. They actually have a form where you can check
which reason you're using for your exception.

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION IN NEW JERSEY (August 13, 2003)


Many parents have submitted religious exemption letters that have been
rejected including my 20-page extravaganza.
(www.vaclib.org/chapter/cherubs.htm ) I am now recommending that this letter
be used as a back up letter. Here is a substitute.
In June of this year one family in Senator Martin's District 26 used my religious
exemption letter and the Health Department rejected it because it was "too
long." I do not think that legally this is an acceptable reason to reject, however,
Sen. Martin's office was nice enough to call the Health Department in Trenton
and ask what would be acceptable. According to Dr. Robert Morgan, MD,
(pediatrician) Health Official in Trenton, the following was acceptable:
Dear (School Nurse):
I would like to have my daughter, (named), exempted from mandatory
immunization because the administration of immunization conflicts with the
practice of our religious tenets, i.e. my religious belief prohibits the injection of
foreign ingredients into my body or that of my child. Thank you.
This letter was accepted by Antonia Farrell, Public Health Rep. on July 29,
2003:
This is to inform you that your religious exemption for your daughter will be
accepted as long as you take out the letters/symbol "i.e." (for example) in the
body of the letter.
I informed the school nurse in reference to this. If you have any further
questions, please call me at (609)588-7512 press 0. Just a reminder to please
keep a copy for your files.
Many of you have submitted similar letters and they too, have been rejected.
This is bewildering, but there is good reason to persevere. Formerly religious
exemption from vaccination was granted only to Christian Scientists in New

Jersey, the law was amended in the early 1990's to include all religions so as
not to be discriminatory. Also, formerly the Health Department used a form
where parents could just "check a box" if they were exercising their legal right
to a religious exemption. Unfortunately, as of late the Health Department
requires a letter from parents. Unless the letter reflects the language of a
Christian Science objection (refusal of all drugs and surgery), the letters are
casually being rejected in violation of New Jersey statutes. Christian Science
is not considered to be a mainstream religion and the Health Department
would like to believe that only extremists would refuse vaccinations. The
vaccine ingredients as portrayed in the package inserts are in violation of
every religion's dietary law.
Certainly, vaccinations are not Kosher (Leviticus). Some Catholic leaders in
the US are finally supportive of Catholics opposed to vaccines including those
containing aborted human fetuses. [See the Catholic religious exemption letter
at: www.cogforlife.org] There are also clear Biblical proscriptions against
mixing animal and human blood (Ezekiel). Lastly, many Buddhists and Hindus
do not eat meat. When an animal is slaughtered for food, the pain and
suffering and fright experienced by the animal remain in the meat in the form
of negative energy. Many religious groups find it undesirable to take this kind
of energy into the body. Therefore, the animal parts from a tortured animal
would be that much worse. In the case of vaccinations, we are not just eating
the meat we are injecting it directly into the bloodstream.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
I would suggest the following:
First, get the refusal and the reason for the refusal in writing. If you
cannot, then recount the phone conversation in a letter. Send the letter
with a note saying that your religious rights are being violated to (1) your three
state legislators (free), (2) Edward Barocas, Legal Director of the ACLU (notfor-profit), and (3) Erik W. Stanley of the Liberty Counsel (also not-for-profit)
Contact your three state legislators. if you do not know what district you are
in, you can find out at www.njleg.state.nj.us or call (800) 792-8630. Legislators
can intervene personally (this usually solves the problem!) If necessary, they
can also arrange for a judicial hearing with binding arbitration.
File a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU):

Edward Barocas said that if parents are receiving letters from the Health
Department saying that the religious exemption letters are not "good enough"
he wants to see copies.
It is illegal for the Health or Education Department to ask what your religion is.
Mr. Barocas also said that you must be careful to say only things you really
believe in for them to be able to defend you.
He can be reached at : Edward Barocas, Legal Director ACLU
P.O. Box 750, Newark, New Jersey 07101
Tel: 973-642-6523
www.aclu-nj.org
Contact Erik W. Stanley at the Liberty Counsel. He wrote the following to
me on June 18, 2003:
I understand that you have been speaking with Rena from our office about
vaccination exemption. After reviewing the information you have provided, I
would suggest simply having people sign a statement that immunization
conflicts with their religious tenets. I don't believe you need to provide them a
whole packet of information because it tends to confuse the issue. Just a short
and simple statement should be sufficient. If it is not, then we can go from
there depending on the particular situation.
I hope this information helps. Please feel free to contact me if you have any
further questions.
Erik W. Stanley, Litigation Counsel (407) 875-2100 (Phone)
Liberty Counsel
Estanley@lc.org
P.O. Box 540774, Orlando, Florida 32854
http://www.vaclib.org/It depends on the state you live in. All states have exemptions to the

requirements, but what it takes to get an exemption varies by state. Some states have medical-exemption
only, which means you have to have a medical reason not to get vaccinated. For instance, you are allergic
to eggs and cannot get any of the vaccines with albumin or you had a bad reaction to a past vaccine.
Some states allow religious exemption, which means you would have to belong to a recognized religion
that is known to be against vaccination. Some states also allow "philosophical exemption," which means

you can refuse vaccines for any reason you want, including just not wanting to get them. All public schools
will tell you that vaccines are required, but that doesn't mean you can't get an exemption. If you want an
exemption, you have to tell the school so and sign a waiver, if you qualify for the exemptions allowed by
your stateIt depends on the state. If they aren't required, you have to know about it. They won't help you
out. You will need a sheet of paper from the school office, and you'll need to fill it out and have the doctor
sign it. They won't make it easy on you. I don't vaccinate my daughter.
Mama Doula 6 years ago
Every state except Mississippi and West Virginia allow for religious or personal beliefs exemptions to the
school vaccine requirements. But parents usually have to find the information themselves, as most
schools don't tell parents about the option. This link provides the exemption information for every
state.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/sho... In most states the exemptions apply to both public and
private schools, and daycare.
In states with only religious exemptions, no specific religion or church membership is required, as that
would be unconstitutional. Your religious beliefs can be personal and not part of any established religion.
The nurse is confused. The changes that went into effect in December do not affect any of the waiver
options for vaccinations.
Blanket waivers for missing vaccines are available for immigrant visa applicants when a panel physician
determines that administration of a required vaccine would not be age appropriate or medically
appropriate given the applicant's age, medical history, or current medical condition. Blanket waivers are
also available for vaccines that are not routinely available in a particular country or region, when there is
an insufficient time interval between vaccine doses, and for the influenza vaccine when it is not fall (flu)
season.
You would not qualify for a "blanket waiver" based on your "moral convictions." However, immigrant visa
applicants who object to receiving one or more of the required vaccinations on religious or moral grounds
may seek a waiver of ineligibility under section 212(g)(2)(C) of the INA by filing Form I-601, Application for
Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
CIS consults the CDC when adjudicating Form I-601 applications filed by individuals with medical grounds
of inadmissibility. er: First of all, the decision to vaccinate or not is up to YOU... not the school, not Yahoo
Answerers... You can still get your child in public school, you'd just provide a letter from yourself stating
that you have decided for personal reasons not to have vaccinations for your children... Vaccination does
NOT insure your child doesn't contract the disease itself... in 5% (20% for pertussis), the vaccine does not
fully take... Some parents opt out of only certain vaccinations... measles has a high risk asociated with the
vaccine, and a low risk of actually contracting the disease in America... Prolifers opt out on vaccines
created from fetal stem cell lines...
Personally, I refused to use the typical multiple vaccines... single dose only, one a visit, much later than
the "reccomended" schedule and no live virus...
EDIT: Religious beliefs are NOT the only reason you are allowed to opt out of vaccinations... They ARE
allowed in all 50 states, to the best of my knowledge though... Medical Exemptions are also allowed in all
50... Schools are not allowed to inquire into your religious beliefs, so you shouldn't have to explain WHAT
your beliefs are... Stating only that "your beliefs do not allow you to immunize" is perfectly correct AND

ethical, however a "Philosophical Exemption" is allowed in the following 17 states: Arizona, California,
Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vaccine...
http://www.naturodoc.com/library/childre...
http://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/healt... r: First of all, the decision to vaccinate or not is up to YOU... not
the school, not Yahoo Answerers... You can still get your child in public school, you'd just provide a letter
from yourself stating that you have decided for personal reasons not to have vaccinations for your
children... Vaccination does NOT insure your child doesn't contract the disease itself... in 5% (20% for
pertussis), the vaccine does not fully take... Some parents opt out of only certain vaccinations... measles
has a high risk asociated with the vaccine, and a low risk of actually contracting the disease in America...
Prolifers opt out on vaccines created from fetal stem cell lines...
Personally, I refused to use the typical multiple vaccines... single dose only, one a visit, much later than
the "reccomended" schedule and no live virus...
EDIT: Religious beliefs are NOT the only reason you are allowed to opt out of vaccinations... They ARE
allowed in all 50 states, to the best of my knowledge though... Medical Exemptions are also allowed in all
50... Schools are not allowed to inquire into your religious beliefs, so you shouldn't have to explain WHAT
your beliefs are... Stating only that "your beliefs do not allow you to immunize" is perfectly correct AND
ethical, however a "Philosophical Exemption" is allowed in the following 17 states: Arizona, California,
Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin. My son has not had any immunizations. He is
one year old, and we're filling out religious exemption forms so he can attend school without them.
EDIT:
Thumbs down?? Religious exemption, it's perfectly legal & acceptable. Immunizations are not required,
they are optional. Alot of you have been fooled and scared into thinking your child HAS to have them or
else they will DIE or be DAMAGED SEVERELY by a rampant disease.
You do realize your newborn baby isn't immunized until at least 2 months. How come no one is freaking
out about their "unprotected" two month old? What about 4 months? They still haven't gotten the All
Powerful MMR. They could theoretically contract Mumps, Measles or Rubella anytime before 18 months,
that is a whole year and a half you are letting your child be un-protected.
Vaccinations are a "security blanket" to make you feel like your child is safe. They are not 100% effective.
They are not 100% safe. There are "vaccine reactions" happening in almost 50% of cases, but these are
going unreported or ignored, thus making you believe they are safe. How many of your kids had a high
fever ANY TIME 30 days after needles? Did you know this is considered an adverse reaction that should
be reported under federal law, and that when your doctor brushes you off they are commiting a crime?
My dad recieved the MMR vaccine and still contracted Measles as an adult, it landed him in the hospital
for 3 weeks. I got mumps when I was 11, despite being vaccinated. I really don't see the need to inject
dead animal tissues & aborted fetal tissues, or any other chemicals in my child, with the chance that they
will damage him and STILL not protect him from these "horrible diseases" (by the way, I lived through the
mumps, and my dad lived through the measles).
A friend of mine's son just had a vaccine reaction to the MMR, he had a full-on case of measles. Guess

what, the treatment for vaccine-induced measles is the same as "regular" measles. And guess what else,
"regular" and "vaccine" measles ARE THE SAME THING, both are equally "dangerous"!!
would you all vaccinate your children against the common cold? What about letting your child build an
immune system of their own??
OH one more thing.
YES you can opt out using religious, medical or philosophical. All states allow religious, I think most allow
medical, and only a few more "forward thinking" states allow philosophical. The state I live in does not
hold the philosophical exemption. So unless we move, religious it is. I have morals/religious tenants that
go against dead animals or babies being injected in my son. No one can discriminate against religious
beliefs. They can't even question what religion you are.
E.B.
It is not true that children need shots to enter school. There are waivers for religious, medical, or
philosophical reasons in every single state in the US. So don't let that be the reason that you decide to
vaccinate. There are serious risks associated with vaccines. Did you have issues not being vaccinated?
Then your baby will probably be fine too. Children who are vaccinated are not necessarily protected from
the disease that they are vaccinated for. They can still get the virus or disease. There are many toxins in
vaccines, such as mercury, lead, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenols, and many other toxic chemicals. Do
your research. There are many books that you can buy, and also websites to visit. Good luck
http://www.thinktwice.com/
http://www.nvic.org/state-site/state-exe...
http://www.vaclib.org/index.htm
http://www.mercola.com/article/vaccines/neurological_damage.htm
http://www.informedchoice.info/cocktail.html
http://www.vaccines.bizland.com/links.htmYeah it could hurt, and the side effects could last for life.
Many of the vaccines are not needed. Also they are not safe. There are still many vaccines that have
thimerosal (doctors were not required to get rid of any stock they had, and could still have some).
Vaccines are not tested for carcinogenic potential. So it is possible that they could cause cancer.
Formaldehyde is in many childhood vaccines and some are made from aborted fetal cells. GROSS! I
know that there are risks of not vaccinating, but there are also some scary risks associated with
vaccinating. Honestly, I know that people say the risks of having a bad reaction are low, but do you want
to take the chance of your child having a bad reaction. Also, I have been looking at each individual
vaccine and the need. Hepatitis B is sexually transmitted, so the risk for an infant is not there. Hepatitis A,
is not needed either, many times children can have it without symptoms, and then they are immune for life
(that is more than a vaccine can do). Mumps are usually asymptomatic, so this vaccine is not always
necessary. Diptheria can be cured with an antibiotic. Measels used to be a normal childhood disease, adn
people gained lifetime immunity. Vaccinations do not give lifetime immunity. That is why people have to
get booster shots... If you are torn and need more time to think about it, delay the vaccines and you can
always get them later. But you will NEVER be able to take them back. I am also not trying to force my
views. It is for you to decide. If you want some more reading material on the subject, e-mail me.
Also there are more links in my profile. And children do not need them for school (there are waivers in
every state). So do not let that be the only reason that you do it.
http://www.thinktwice.com/

http://www.nvic.org/state-site/state-exe...
http://www.vaclib.org/index.htm
http://www.mercola.com/article/vaccines/neurological_damage.htm
http://www.informedchoice.info/cocktail.html
http://www.vaccines.bizland.com/links.htm
http://www.laleva.org/eng/2006/03/dont_vaccinate_before_you_educate.html
http://operator11.com/shows/4166/episodes/21311Even children who are legal residents of the US don't
need immunizations if they have a moral, medical, or religious objection to them. Public schools cannot
deny a child an education in the vast majority of cases. Nor is a social security number required.
You have been highly misinformed, and it would be a good idea to not spread that ignorance. irst,
american children are not required to have a social security number to enter school. second, there are
exceptions in every state for health reasons and/or religious reasons under which a fairly significant
number of american citizens enter school without vaccinations.
third, pardon my not putting my trust in the second-hand comment of "someone reputable." if you have an
actual link to a reputable source that says that schools are not requiring the same vaccination records (or
appropriate waivers) from illegal immigrants as they do from anyone else, by all means post it. absent
that, i find that assertion ... unlikely.
*however, to those who are stating that vaccinated kids have nothing to worry about from the
unvaccinated (their immigration status notwithstanding), that is not the case. there is a small but known
failure rate of vaccinations, so while vaccinated kids are at greatly reduced risk of contracting the diseases
against which they're vaccinated, there is still a risk for the very small percentage of kids for whom those
vaccines will turn out ineffective. it is safest for that unlucky minority if everyone around them is
vaccinated, thus making it far less likely that they'll encounter the disease in the first place.
desmeran 3 years ago

. Blanket Waiver for Missing Vaccination Documentation [7]


Applicants who received the vaccinations for which documents were missing when they
initially applied for adjustment of status or for an immigrant visa may be given a blanket
waiver.
A streamlined procedure applies for this waiver; no form is needed. If a required vaccine
is lacking, the officer should issue a Request for Evidence (RFE). The RFE should
instruct the applicant to return to the civil surgeon for corrective action that
demonstrates the applicant has received the required vaccine(s).
If the RFE response demonstrates that the missing vaccine(s) was received, the officer
will deem the waiver granted. No annotation is needed on either the medical exam form,
or any related form or worksheet.

Waiver due to Religious Belief or Moral Conviction [11]

1. General

USCIS may grant this waiver when the applicant establishes that compliance with the
vaccination requirements would be contrary to his or her religious beliefs or moral convictions.
Unlike other waivers of medical grounds of inadmissibility, there is no requirement that CDC
review this waiver.

If, upon review of the medical documentation, the officer finds that the applicant is missing a
vaccine and a blanket waiver is not available, the officer should ask the applicant why the
vaccine is missing. The officer may request clarification during an interview or by sending an
RFE.

If the applicant indicates that he or she does not oppose vaccinations based on religious beliefs or
moral convictions, the applicant may be inadmissible if he or she refuses to obtain the missing
vaccine(s). The officer should issue an RFE if the applicant is willing to obtain the vaccine.

If the applicant indicates that he or she opposes vaccinations, the officer should inform the
applicant of the possibility of the waiver. The officer should explain the basic waiver
requirements for a religious belief or moral conviction waiver, as outlined below. The officer
should, at that time, issue an RFE [12] for the waiver application.

Upon receipt of the waiver documentation, the officer should proceed with the adjudication of
the waiver.
2. Requirements

With the adjudication of this waiver, USCIS has always taken particular caution to avoid any
perceived infringement on personal beliefs and First Amendment rights to free speech and
religion. To best protect the public health, USCIS, in consultation with CDC, has established the
following three requirements that an applicant (or, if the applicant is a child, the applicants
parents) has to demonstrate through documentary evidence:

The applicant must be opposed to all vaccinations in any form. [13]

The applicant has to demonstrate that he or she opposes vaccinations in all forms; the applicant
cannot pick and choose between the vaccinations. The fact that the applicant has received
certain vaccinations but not others is not automatic grounds for the denial of a waiver. Instead,
the officer should consider the reasons provided for having received those vaccines.

For example, the applicant's religious beliefs or moral convictions may have changed
substantially since the date the particular vaccinations were administered, or the applicant is a
child who may have already received certain vaccinations under the routine practices of an
orphanage. These examples do not limit the officers authority to consider all credible
circumstances and accompanying evidence.

The objection must be based on religious beliefs or moral convictions.

This second requirement should be handled with sensitivity. On one hand, the applicant's
religious beliefs must be balanced against the benefit to society as a whole. On the other hand,
the officer should be mindful that vaccinations offend certain persons' religious beliefs.

The religious belief or moral conviction must be sincere.

To protect only those beliefs that are held as a matter of conscience, the applicant must
demonstrate that he or she holds the belief sincerely, and in subjective good faith of an adherent.
Even if these beliefs accurately reflect the applicant's ultimate conclusions about vaccinations,
they must stem from religious or moral convictions, and must not have been framed in terms of a
particular belief so as to gain the legal remedy desired, such as this waiver.

While an applicant may attribute his or her opposition to a particular religious belief or moral
conviction that is inherently opposed to vaccinations, the focus of the waiver adjudication should
be on whether that claimed belief or moral conviction is truly held, that is, whether it is applied
consistently in the applicants life.

The applicant does not need to be a member of a recognized religion or attend a specific house of
worship. Note that the plain language of the statute refers to religious beliefs or moral
convictions, not religious or moral establishments.

It is necessary to distinguish between strong religious beliefs or moral convictions and mere
preference. Religious beliefs or moral convictions are generally defined by their ability to cause
an adherent to categorically disregard self-interest in favor of religious or moral tenets. The
applicant has the burden of establishing a strong objection to vaccinations that is based on
religious beliefs or moral convictions, as opposed to a mere preference against vaccinations.
3. Evidence

The applicants objection to the vaccination requirement on account of religious belief or moral
conviction may be established through the applicants sworn statement. In this statement, the
applicant should state the exact nature of those religious beliefs or moral convictions and
establish how such beliefs would be violated or compromised by complying with the vaccination
requirements.

Additional corroborating evidence supporting the background for the religious belief or moral
conviction, if available and credible, should also be submitted by the applicant and considered by
the officer. For example, regular participation in a congregation can be established by submitting
affidavits from other members in the congregation, or evidence of regular volunteer work.

The officer should consider all evidence submitted by the applicant.

4. Discretion

As is generally the case for waivers, a waiver of the vaccination requirement requires an officer
to consider whether the grant of the waiver is warranted as a matter of discretion.

A favorable exercise of discretion is generally warranted if the applicant establishes that he or


she objects to the vaccination requirement on account of religious beliefs or moral convictions.

F. Step-by-Step Checklist

A blanket waiver may be available to the applicant. The officer should check whether the
applicant is eligible for a blanket waiver before proceeding to this checklist.

F. Step-by-Step Checklist
A blanket waiver may be available to the applicant. The officer should check whether the
applicant is eligible for a blanket waiver before proceeding to this checklist.
Adjudication Vaccination Requirement Waiver
Based on Religious Beliefs or Moral Convictions
Step
If YES
Step 1: Review the evidence Explain (during the interview or
for any indication that the
through an RFE) the waiver
applicant opposes the vaccinat requirements and request that the
ion requirement based on
applicant file a waiver, if he or she
religious beliefs or moral
has not already done so. Proceed to
convictions.
Step 3.
Explain to the applicant (at
interview or through RFE) the
Step 2A: Did the applicant
waiver requirements and request
oppose the vaccines?
that the applicant file a waiver if
not already done so. Proceed to
Step 3.
Step 2B: Is the applicant
Issue an RFE for corrective action
willing to obtain the missing of the vaccination assessment.
vaccine?
Upon receipt of response to RFE,
determine whether the vaccine

If NO
RFE or interview to
ascertain reasons why
vaccines were not given.
Proceed to Step 2A.

Proceed to Step 2B.

Applicant is inadmissible
based on INA 212(a)(1)(A)
(ii)(irrespective of the grant
of any blanket waivers).

requirement has been met. If the


applicant is still missing vaccines,
and no blanket waiver is available,
begin at Step 1 again.
Step 3: Review the waiver
application to determine
whether the applicant opposes Proceed to Step 4.
the vaccination requirement in
any form.
Step 4: Review the waiver
application to determine
whether the applicant opposes
Proceed to Step 5.
the vaccination requirement
on account of religious belief
or moral conviction.
Step 5: Analyze whether the
waiver application reflects
that the applicants belief is
sincere.

Proceed to Step 6.

The waiver should be


denied and the applicant is
inadmissible based on INA
212(a)(1)(A)(ii)
(irrespective of the grant of
any blanket waivers).
The waiver should be
denied and the applicant is
inadmissible based on INA
212(a)(1)(A)(ii)
(irrespective of the grant of
any blanket waivers).
The waiver should be
denied and the applicant is
inadmissible based on INA
212(a)(1)(A)(ii)
(irrespective of the grant of
any blanket waivers).

Step 6: Analyze whether the


waiver should be granted as a
matter of discretion;
ordinarily, the finding that the
Grant the waiver.
applicant holds sincere
religious or moral objections
should be sufficient for a grant
of the waiver.

The waiver should be


denied and the applicant is
inadmissible based on INA
212(a)(1)(A)(ii)
(irrespective of the grant of
any blanket waivers).

tep 1: Review the evidence for


any indication that the
applicant opposes the vaccinat
ion requirement based on
religious beliefs or moral
convictions.

RFE or interview to
ascertain reasons why
vaccines were not given.
Proceed to Step 2A.

Step 2A: Did the applicant


oppose the vaccines?
Step 2B: Is the applicant
willing to obtain the missing
vaccine?

Explain (during the interview or


through an RFE) the waiver
requirements and request that the
applicant file a waiver, if he or she
has not already done so. Proceed to
Step 3.
Explain to the applicant (at
interview or through RFE) the
waiver requirements and request
that the applicant file a waiver if
not already done so. Proceed to
Step 3.
Issue an RFE for corrective action
of the vaccination assessment.
Upon receipt of response to RFE,

Proceed to Step 2B.

Applicant is inadmissible
based on INA 212(a)(1)(A)
(ii)(irrespective of the grant

determine whether the vaccine


requirement has been met. If the
applicant is still missing vaccines, of any blanket waivers).
and no blanket waiver is available,
begin at Step 1 again.
The waiver should be
Step 3: Review the waiver
denied and the applicant is
application to determine
inadmissible based on INA
whether the applicant opposes Proceed to Step 4.
212(a)(1)(A)(ii)
the vaccination requirement in
(irrespective of the grant of
any form.
any blanket waivers).
Step 4: Review the waiver
The waiver should be
application to determine
denied and the applicant is
whether the applicant opposes
inadmissible based on INA
Proceed to Step 5.
the vaccination requirement
212(a)(1)(A)(ii)
on account of religious belief
(irrespective of the grant of
or moral conviction.
any blanket waivers).
The waiver should be
Step 5: Analyze whether the
denied and the applicant is
waiver application reflects
inadmissible based on INA
Proceed to Step 6.
that the applicants belief is
212(a)(1)(A)(ii)
sincere.
(irrespective of the grant of
any blanket waivers).
Step 6: Analyze whether the
waiver should be granted as a
The waiver should be
matter of discretion;
denied and the applicant is
ordinarily, the finding that the
inadmissible based on INA
Grant the waiver.
applicant holds sincere
212(a)(1)(A)(ii)
religious or moral objections
(irrespective of the grant of
should be sufficient for a grant
any blanket waivers).
of the waiver.
My step-mother-in-law didn't have her kids vaccinated, and they're perfectly healthy.
On the other hand, I've heard a lot of horror stories of parents not vaccinating their child, then the child
develops a life-threatening disease that could have been prevented.
I get my daughter all her shots, except the flu shots. I just don't think flu shots are necessary. My twins are
3 years old and have never had a shot. I breastfeed them for 2 1/2 years to build up thier immunity.
They've never been sick, except for the occational cold.
Vaccines contain ingredients such as MSG, antifreeze, phenol (used as a disinfectant), formaldehyde
(cancer causing and used to embalm), aluminum (associated with alzheimers disease and seizures),
glycerin (toxic to the kidney, liver, can cause lung damage, gastrointestinal damage and death), lead,
cadmium, sulfates, yeast proteins, antibiotics, acetone (used in nail polish remover), neomycin and
streptomycin. And the ingredient making the press is thimerosol (more toxic than mercury, a preservative
still used in many vaccines, not easily eliminated, can cause severe neurological damage as well as other

life threatening autoimmune disease). These vaccines are grown and strained through animal or human
tissue, like monkey and dog kidney tissue, chick embryo, calf serum, human diploid cells (the dissected
organs of aborted fetuses), pig blood, horse blood and rabbit brain.
Keep up your research and educate before you vaccinate you are not 100% sure of which vaccines you
want your son to have tomorrow (if any), you should not let him get any at the appointment. You can
schedule another appointment at any time to get him vaccinated, but you can never take a vaccine back
once it is given. Never let the doctor or nurse talk you into allowing a vaccine during the appointment.
Listen to what they have to say, then go home and think about it and research it. There is no emergency
to get a vaccine. You should always go home and think about it first.
My kids have never been vaccinated. One got pertussis (whooping cough) at age
2 1/2 years. I got it at the same time, and I was vaccinated for it when I was a child. She also had
chickenpox at 4 years old. And then swine flu at 5 years old. My other child got chickenpox at 11 months
old and measles at 2 years old. None of those illnesses required a doctor's care. They were all easily
treated at home.
Once my kids were no longer contagious from chickenpox (but still scabby), I took them to the doctor to
get it documented in their medical charts, so they would never be excluded from school during a
chickenpox outbreak. I got my son's blood tested for measles immunity awhile after he had it. The results
showed he was immune, so that's how I know for sure what he had was measles. Because I didn't take
him to the doctor when he had it. There was no need, and I also did not want to expose anyone. Measles
is pretty rare, though, with fewer than 200 reported cases per year in the U.S. So there's a very low
chance of getting it. For pertussis (whooping cough), I wish I had known from the beginning of the illness
about sodium ascorbate (a buffered, powdered form of vitamin C). Once my daughter and I started taking
high doses of it throughout the day, we started to get better. But we had the cough for a long time before I
learned about that treatment.
I have never regretted not vaccinating my kids. In fact, I think that not vaccinating them is one of the best
decisions I've made for them. My kids are much healthier than their vaccinated peers. I've researched the
illnesses for which there are vaccines. I'm not afraid of any of the illnesses that they have any chance of
getting. There are some diseases that I would definitely not want my kids to get, like tetanus, diphtheria,
and hepatitis B, but I learned from reading the CDC's Pink Book that there really isn't any chance of them
getting those diseases.http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkboo... They'll have the option of getting
vaccinated for hepatitis B as adults if they choose to participate in high risk activities. I also learned from
the CDC's Pink Book that there has not been a single case of polio in the United States since 1979, other
than some that were caused by the old live virus polio vaccine, which was discontinued in the U.S. in
2000. I'm certainly not worried that my child will be the first person in the U.S. since 1979 to catch polio
naturally.
Jen is wrong. An adverse reaction can happen after any dose of a vaccine. Being fine after the first dose
is absolutely no guarantee that everything will be fine after a second dose.

you are not 100% sure of which vaccines you want your son to have tomorrow (if any), you should not let
him get any at the appointment. You can schedule another appointment at any time to get him vaccinated,
but you can never take a vaccine back once it is given. Never let the doctor or nurse talk you into allowing
a vaccine during the appointment. Listen to what they have to say, then go home and think about it and
research it. There is no emergency to get a vaccine. You should always go home and think about it first.
My kids have never been vaccinated. One got pertussis (whooping cough) at age
2 1/2 years. I got it at the same time, and I was vaccinated for it when I was a child. She also had
chickenpox at 4 years old. And then swine flu at 5 years old. My other child got chickenpox at 11 months
old and measles at 2 years old. None of those illnesses required a doctor's care. They were all easily
treated at home.
Once my kids were no longer contagious from chickenpox (but still scabby), I took them to the doctor to
get it documented in their medical charts, so they would never be excluded from school during a
chickenpox outbreak. I got my son's blood tested for measles immunity awhile after he had it. The results
showed he was immune, so that's how I know for sure what he had was measles. Because I didn't take
him to the doctor when he had it. There was no need, and I also did not want to expose anyone. Measles
is pretty rare, though, with fewer than 200 reported cases per year in the U.S. So there's a very low
chance of getting it. For pertussis (whooping cough), I wish I had known from the beginning of the illness
about sodium ascorbate (a buffered, powdered form of vitamin C). Once my daughter and I started taking
high doses of it throughout the day, we started to get better. But we had the cough for a long time before I
learned about that treatment.
I have never regretted not vaccinating my kids. In fact, I think that not vaccinating them is one of the best
decisions I've made for them. My kids are much healthier than their vaccinated peers. I've researched the
illnesses for which there are vaccines. I'm not afraid of any of the illnesses that they have any chance of
getting. There are some diseases that I would definitely not want my kids to get, like tetanus, diphtheria,
and hepatitis B, but I learned from reading the CDC's Pink Book that there really isn't any chance of them
getting those diseases.http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkboo... They'll have the option of getting
vaccinated for hepatitis B as adults if they choose to participate in high risk activities. I also learned from
the CDC's Pink Book that there has not been a single case of polio in the United States since 1979, other
than some that were caused by the old live virus polio vaccine, which was discontinued in the U.S. in
2000. I'm certainly not worried that my child will be the first person in the U.S. since 1979 to catch polio
naturally.
Jen is wrong. An adverse reaction can happen after any dose of a vaccine. Being fine after the first dose
is absolutely no guarantee that everything will be fine after a second dose. Every state except Mississippi
and West Virginia allow for religious or personal beliefs exemptions to the school vaccine requirements.
But parents usually have to find the information themselves, as most schools don't tell parents about the
option. This link provides the exemption information for every
state.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/sho... In most states the exemptions apply to both public and
private schools, and daycare.

In states with only religious exemptions, no specific religion or church membership is required, as that
would be unconstitutional. Your religious beliefs can be personal and not part of any established religion.