Use the NYSED Request for Exemption to Immunizations
Keep your statement of beliefs simple, brief, and to the point. (It's easy, b/c they only give you a couple of lines!) Do NOT mention faith/denomination specifics or quote Scripture. Do NOT copy any statements off the internet, use your own words. And above all, state that you are opposed to the practice of immunization
. DO NOT specify certain vaccines or ingredients - this is considered philosophical
objection and disallowed in NYS.
Lots of NYers on this board, including myself, have successfully obtained religious exemptions for their children. There are many NYS exemption threads in the Vaccinations forum. The ones who've had trouble often had their kids in private schools - only public schools and daycares/schools that receive state/federal funding are required by law to accept exemptions.