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#1 of 2 Old 01-16-2012, 02:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My school is requiring the meningitis vax and has this on exemptions:



 

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Exceptions to the new law: You do not need to provide proof of meningitis vaccination for the spring 2012 semester under several exceptions.

  • You are 30 years of age or older (by the first day of the semester in which you are enrolled).
  • You are enrolled 100 percent in distance education classes. (You must complete the 100 percent distance education affidavit[PDF - 48KB] and fax or email it to your college.)
  • You are enrolled in a continuing education course or program that is less than 360 contact hours or in continuing education corporate training.
  • You are enrolled in one or more dual credit courses taught at a public or private K-12 facility which is not located on a DCCCD campus.
  • You are a DCCCD student who is incarcerated in a Texas prison.

Exemptions: A DCCCD student or the student’s parents or guardians are not required to submit evidence of the bacterial meningitis vaccination if the student, parent or guardian submits one of the following affidavits, based on health and well-being or for reasons of conscience, including religious beliefs. For either of these exemptions, you must submit to the Admissions/Registrar’s Office:

  • notarized DCCCD Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Exemption Form (PDF - 151KB) and one of the following:
    • An affidavit or certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States in which it is stated, in the doctor’s opinion, that the vaccination would injure the health and well-being of the student; or
    • An affidavit signed by the student stating that she or he declines to take the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, including religious belief. In that situation, the student must obtain a conscientious objection formfrom the Texas Department of State Health Services.

 

My question is the second part - by Texas exemption laws, is it even legal for the school to require the form AND the DCCCD exemption form? I know that wouldn't be legal for public school through high school (though I'm sure they could request it as an optional form), but I know the laws are often different with college. 

Obviously it's not really a big deal since the form doesn't have any bad stuff - just a basic "I'm not vaxing for reasons of conscience and am including the state form and understand I need it turned in by blah blah blah", but if it's not legal I want to let them know just for the principle of it, ya know.


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I cannot imagine it is illegal to require you to sign a form stating your exemption...it would be illegal for them not to allow the exemption since they receive government monies. I actually printed out my own form regarding our exemption and provided it to my son's school (DS is in kindergarten this year). I have also provided same form to my pediatrician and to the preschool I used for DS1 and now for DS2.

 

Do you object to anything on the form?


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