How are exemption requests evaluated?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

States generally apply one of three standards for evaluating
religious-exemption requests.

    1. Parents requesting the exemption must be a member of a recognized
    religious organization that is opposed to vaccination.
    2. Parents must
    demonstrate a sincere and genuinely held religious belief that opposes one or
    all vaccinations.
    3. Parents must simply sign a statement confirming that
    they are religiously opposed to vaccination and would like an exemption.