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immunization waiver and delaying/ selective vac

post #1 of 5
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Do I need an immunization waiver if I am delaying and selective vaxing?
I am going to be directing and teaching a half day preschool this year. My DS will be coming with me and I will need something on file. I wondered if the HD would even consider it waving if I had some vaxes.
post #2 of 5
I am not as familiar with the state regulations as the others here are -- but my understanding is that anything short of being totally up to date according to the state/CDC's schedule would require a waiver.

What state are you in as the regulations and waivers vary by state. Certain states allow for a philosophical belief waiver and in those states it's easier to do some vaxes and not others. But if you have to do a religious waiver because the philosophical one is not available in your state, you will probably need a plan for selective vaxing.
post #3 of 5
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I am in Arkansas and we are allowed the Philosophical reason. I cannot find the form online. Were do I go to get one?

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Originally Posted by poppan View Post
I am not as familiar with the state regulations as the others here are -- but my understanding is that anything short of being totally up to date according to the state/CDC's schedule would require a waiver.

What state are you in as the regulations and waivers vary by state. Certain states allow for a philosophical belief waiver and in those states it's easier to do some vaxes and not others. But if you have to do a religious waiver because the philosophical one is not available in your state, you will probably need a plan for selective vaxing.
post #4 of 5
This is what I found on the Arkansas Dept of Health website:
http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/prog...ages/FAQs.aspx
Quote:
Q: How do I get a religious or philosophical exemption for my child to not get any immunizations?

Answer: Religious exemptions can be granted for children "on the grounds that such immunization conflicts with the religious tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination of which said parent or guardian is an adherent or member" in accordance with Arkansas Statute.

E-mail us to request the exemption form.

PLEASE NOTE: The form requires a signature and seal of a Notary Public.

Complete and mail to:
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham - Mailslot 48
Little Rock, AR 72205.

PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete forms will be returned for completion. A new Exemption Form Must Be Completed Every School Year.
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Thank you!
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