IME, you need the exemption for school. DH went to the health department and requested the religious exemption. They are not allowed to ask you what religion you are. It is against the law. If your child has received prior vaccinations, you do not need to turn in the vax form to the school - just the exemption. I was told this by our school district. In fact, I wouldn't even offer the vax form because it would just cause more confusion/questions. All they need is the exemption form which is easily obtained by going to the health department. You may want to call before to see if you need an appointment, but in our area no appointment was necessary.
As far as getting another copy of the exemption when you move, etc., I'm not sure. I know that the school's records should be transferred, and in that file would be the exemption. But, I guess just to be on the safe side, I would get another exemption. Of course, always make a copy of the exemption before you turn in the original to the school district. You do not need to file a new exemption every year.
Here is some info on Florida religious exemption laws http://www.know-vaccines.org/exemptionFAQ.html
Start with the health department though. That is where you get the exemption, and then once you have the exemption in hand, then you should be good. Remember, it is illegal for them to ask you what religion you are. Here is a quote from the above link:
|Q: What religions qualify for religious exemption?
The statutory language for Florida vaccine policy clearly states that religious exemption must be granted without question if vaccination conflicts with a person's religious convictions. A religious objection may be expressly implied by religious denomination or it may be based on an individual's own moral/spiritual conscience to live God's Word.
Agents acting on behalf of the state in vaccination matters are prohibited from requesting ANY administrative proof that explains the recipient's religious belief or that proves membership in an "acceptable" or specific religion. The state may NOT discriminate between religious denominations and may NOT make judgments regarding religious convictions.