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Hi<br>
We're registering our 2.5 unvaxed DD into a child care center thru our park district. I am going to attach my exempt letter to the med form. I can't decide which one to use or maybe I should write my own?<br>
Here are my options:<br><span style="color:#000080;">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>
The U.S. Supreme Court held in Frazee V. Illinois Dept. of Security, 489 U.S. 829, 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. This ruling is also reflected in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended Nov. 1, 1980; Part 1605.1-Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Religion.<br></span><br><br><br>
or this one:<br><br><span>To whom it may concern:<br><br>
Re: Religious Exemption 77 Ill. Adm. Code 655.510<br><br>
In accordance with 77 Illinois Administrative Code 655.510 , we hereby state that as parents, based on our religious beliefs, we object to the following vaccinations, including but not limited to: diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, (DPT, DTaP), poliomyelitis, measles, rubella, mumps (MMR), varicella, Hib, hepatitis B for our child ___________________________________.<br><br>
Our family’s personal religious beliefs prohibit the injection of foreign substances into our bodies. We believe that the Holy Bible teaches that parents are responsible for the care of their children. We believe that we cannot willfully go against the law of God, and fully put our trust in Him for our child’s health.<br><br>
Vaccines contain foreign substances that are dangerous to humans.<br><br>
The Bible teaches that we shall keep the blood pure, and keep the seed from being mixed. Obviously, when genetic materials from bacteria, viruses, yeast, animals, birds, and other humans are injected during vaccination, the blood gets contaminated, and genetic changes occur. God warned not to do this. To do so would violate these teachings of the Bible. Our objection is based on our deeply-held religious beliefs.<br><br>
The rubella vaccine contained in the MMR immunization was developed from cell lines derived from human embryos. The attenuated virus used to produce the Rubella vaccine (RA27/3) was obtained from an aborted fetus and then cultivated on fetal tissue from another aborted baby (WI-38).<br><br>
The Chickenpox vaccine containing WI-38, MRC-5 and Hepatitis-A vaccine (MRC-5) were obtained from human babies that were electively aborted.<br><br>
The Hepatitis-B vaccine protects against a disease that is only transmitted through multiple sexual partners or street IV drug users and therefore usurps our parental authority to condemn such activity in our child. The acceptance of this vaccine promotes sexual promiscuity and immoral behavior in direct contradiction to the teachings of our faith.<br><br>
The VARIVAX vaccination is cultured on aborted fetal tissue cell lines WI-38 and MRC-5, which were obtained through human babies that were electively aborted. Our personal religious beliefs hold abortion to be against the will of God. “Thou shalt not kill” scripture tells us in Exodus 20:13.<br><br>
The vaccination of our child violates laws put forth within us by a higher power at the time of conception.<br><br>
Our personal religious beliefs include our obedience to God’s law, and we believe that we are responsible before God for the life and safety of our child, created by God.<br><br>
Sincerely,<br></span><br><br><br>
Please share your experience. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.<br>
Thank you!!!!
 

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Neither of my sons are vaccinated. Every year, I have to sign a religious exemption form to excuse them. I've never had any serious issues using the religious objection. I could be mistaken, but I believe in IL only religious or medical objections are accepted.<br><br>
ETA: I'd use the second one. It's very similar to the one I have to sign every year for DS school.
 

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We delay vaccinations for personal not religious reasons. I used a letter similar to your 1st one for DS's school without any problem.
 

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I think it might depend on what school and who you're dealing with. Personally, we object to vacs due to philosophical reasons, not religious. However, my DS's school would not accept that because in the state of IL philosophical objections are not legally recognized. I'm given no other choice but to sign a religious objection (that the school supplies).<br><br>
But, I've met many other parents in IL though who's schools have accepted simple personal reasons as objections, so again, it might just depend on who you're dealing with..<br><br>
Here's a site that gives info on each states vaccination exempt laws: <a href="http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/sta...uirements.aspx</a>
 
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