Here is the section of the reg for Army, AF, CG, and Navy (10 AR 40–562/BUMEDINST 6230.15A/AFJI 48–110/CG COMDTINST M6230.4F • 29 September 2006AFJI 48–110) that states:
(4) Department of Defense schoolteachers, daycare center workers, and children attending DOD–sponsored schools
and daycare centers or similar facilities on military installations. As a condition of employment or attendance at these
facilities, schoolteachers, childcare center workers, volunteers, and children attending DOD–sponsored primary and
secondary schools, childcare centers, or similar facilities are administered appropriate vaccines against communicable
diseases unless already immune (based on documented receipt of vaccine series or physician–diagnosed illness) or
medically/administratively exempt. For rubella, immunity is based only on documentation of immunization or laboratory
evidence of immunity. Administer influenza vaccine annually to schoolteachers, daycare workers, and volunteers.
In addition, all other age appropriate ACIP–recommended vaccines for children are required unless there is documentation
of previous immunization, religious exemption, or medical contraindication. Installation medical staff will collaborate
with DOD school and daycare center authorities to ensure effective immunization screening procedures.
MTFs will appoint liaisons to these facilities to ensure understanding and compliance. For foreign–national children
outside the United States, observe host country recommendations or requirements.
You do not need to have a clergy sign anything. There really is no step by step available because I am going to guess that whomever is at the CDC when you sign up has probably been brainwashed to think that you cannot sign your child up unless they are vaccinated.
We live in Alabama and I was able to go to County Health and obtain a Certificate of Religious Exemption from Immunization.
If it were me, I would bring a copy of my certificate, a copy of the reg above and this letter:
To whom it may concern;
We, _______________________ and _____________________ as the parents of ___________________, are exercising our rights under the US Constitution, Army Regulation 40-562, BUMEDINST 6230.15A, AF JI 48-110, CG COMDTINST M6230.4F , section 3-2, paragraph 4 and Army Regulation 608-10, section 4-6, to receive Religious Exemption from Vaccination, due to our genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the practices herein required.
The U.S. Supreme Court held in Frazee v. Illinois Dept. of Security, 489 U.S. 829, that a religious belief is subject to protection even though no religious group espouses such beliefs or the fact that the religious group to which the individual professes to belong may not advocate or require such belief. This ruling is also reflected in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended Nov. 1, 1980; Part 1605.1-Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Religion.
Then, I would go in as nice as could be and let them know that you want to sign up. When they ask you for the immunization records/info, I would hand them these 3 items and go from there. If they give you any resistance, refer them to the reg (highlighting the childcare part) and continue to go up the chain until you get to someone who knows how to read a reg. You can always file an IG complaint as well and let them know you will do that if it is necessary.
I hope that this helps and clears some confusion.