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#1 of 5 Old 07-07-2013, 09:14 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My 3.5 yr old son will be starting preschool this September and we need to present a document that will allow him to attend without being fully vaccinated.  Does anyone have experience in dealing with this is in MA?  The laws seem quite strict here.  We are not currently verifiable members of a particular religious community.

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You just need to state "in writing that vaccination or immunization conflicts with [your] sincere religious beliefs"

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXII/Chapter76/Section15

 

That's all the law says. You don't need to be a member of any particular church, or any church at all. You don't need to get anything notarized.

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Thanks Ma2two.  I guess I was wondering if this letter can be rejected or found insufficient since MA specifically does not allow philosophical objections to vaccines.  Without needing to belong to a church/etc., it seems like the line between religious and philosophical is quite fine.  

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The law doesn't say anything about having to explain your beliefs. I would write a one sentence letter saying, "Vaccines are against my sincere religious beliefs."

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Pretty you want this thread in "I'm not vaccinating" rather than the debate section.
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