I was denied a religous exemption in the state of Nebraska by the Diocese of Lincoln. I went as far as to speak with my parish priest, write a letter to the Bishop and spoke with the Superintendant. I'm Catholic, I'm also opposed to vaccines with every fiber of my being. Church law dictates I should not be forced to go against my conscience and the Vatican upholds my right to conscientious objectioun regarding THIS SPECIFIC MATTER.
Nebraska law states:
173 NAC 3-009
3-009.01 Immunization is not required for a student's enrollment in ANY school in this
state if he or she submits to the admitting official either of the following:
3-009.01A A statement signed by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse
practitioner stating that, in the health care provider's opinion, the specified
immunization(s) required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the
student or any member of the student's family or household; or
3-009.01B A notarized affidavit signed by the student or, if he or she is a minor,
by a legally authorized representative of the student, stating that the
immunization conflicts with the tenets and practice of a recognized religious
denomination of which the student is an adherent or member or that
immunization conflicts with the personal and sincerely followed religious beliefs
of the student.
I believe them to be in violation of church law and the law of the State of Nebraska and I am
I know I don't post here often. I'm busy with 5 kids! I could sure use a hug!