The law allows (a) physicians to write a statement stating that the vaccine(s) required is medically contraindicated or poses a significant risk to the health and well-being of the child or any member of the child's household, and (b) parents/guardians to choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief.
Instructions for the affidavit to be signed by parents/guardians choosing the exemption for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief can be found here
To request an exemption online, click here
. To print out an exemption form, click here
For children needing medical exemptions, a written statement by the physician should be submitted to the school or child-care facility.
For more information, contact Camille Smith at (512) 321-2292 ext 2223.