How are exemption requests evaluated?

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.

Category: Freedom of Religion

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