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I've got a 2 1/2 year old little boy who was selectively/delayed vaxxed until 18 months. He's going to enter the public school system in August of this year as a special needs student in local Childhood Education preschool program. Keeping him home is not an option. I do not wish to continue his vaccinations. If I'm not mistaken, they are required to a certain point for entry into this preschool since it's a part of our local school district. I'm in Illinois, and we have only a religious exemption, yet I'm unsure of my actual rights. Can anyone here help me?
 

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Just write a statement (quoting your law) and have it notarized. You do not have to claim a particular religion should they ask.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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"Parents who object to health examinations or any part thereof, or to immunizations, on religious grounds shall not be required to submit their children or wards to the examinations or immunizations to which they so object if such parents or legal guardians present to the appropriate local school authority a signed statement of objection, detailing the grounds for the objection"</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">To whom it may concern:<br><br><br><br>
(We / I) {First and Last name(s)}, as the {(parent (s) / guardian(s)} of ______________________(name of newborn child) are exercising (our/my) rights under the US Constitution, PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, ARTICLE 21. CONTROL OF ACUTE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES,TITLE VI. POLIOMYELITIS AND OTHER DISEASES, NY CLS Pub Health § 2164 (2002), to receive Religious Exemption from Vaccination, ALL injections, prophylaxis, & testing due to our genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the practices herein required.<br><br>
Applicable law has been interpreted to mean that a religious belief is subject to protection even though no religious group espouses such beliefs or the fact that the religious group to which the individual professes to belong may not advocate or require such belief. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended Nov. 1, 1980; Part 1605.1-Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Religion.<br><br>
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Just so you know...you do not have to get this letter notorized.<br><br>
I do suggest, however, turning in a copy of the Religious exemption code with your letter.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Just so you know...you do not have to get this letter notorized.<br><br>
I do suggest, however, turning in a copy of the Religious exemption code with your letter.</div>
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Illinois may not <i>require</i> notarization, true, but it can prevent hassles from your school and can likely be done free at your bank.
 

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Thanks ladies, I knew you guys could help me!!<br><br>
Yes, I'll get it notarized. That's not a problem. Good suggestion.
 
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