States with Religious and Philosophical Exemptions from School Immunization Requirements

All fifty states have legislation requiring specified vaccines for students.  Although exemptions vary from state to state, all school immunization laws grant exemptions to children for medical reasons.  Almost all states, except Mississippi and West Virginia, grant religious exemptions for people who have religious beliefs against immunizations.  Nineteen states allow philosophical exemptions for those who object to immunizations because of a personal, moral or other beliefs.

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