Are Vaccines Mandatory?
Simple Answer: NO
From Enoch Shemna <>

The simple answer to this question is no. Every state in the U.S. has one form of exemption. There are three types of exemptions: Medical, Religious, and Philosophical. Every state allows for medical exemptions, ones that waive a person from vaccinations because they are contraindicated or at high risk. Most states allow religious exemptions, waiving a person because receiving the vaccine goes strictly against their religious doctrine. There are currently 22 states that allow for philosophical exemptions, these are waivers given to people because vaccines go against their personal beliefs (not neccessarily religious).
If you dont live in a state that has a philosophical exemption, it is possible to gain a religious waiver. Some states are more flexible on this matter than others. If you have trouble, try to obtain a form stating that you are an adherant to another's religious views on vaccination. One resource to obtain such a form is to write to
Grace Girdwain
Human Rights Service
8320 S. Nashville Ave
Burbank, IL 60459-2333
They will also send you a small book entitled Your Personal Guide To
Immunization Exemptions. There is a small fee for these, write to her for
more information.
Below you will see a list of states with their exemption details and a
sample exemption form.
Vaccine Exemptions by State
Medical (M) Religious (R) Philosophical (P)
Alabama M R P
Alaska M R
Arizona M R P philosophical isn't accepted in preschool
Arkansas M R
California M R P
Colorado M R P
Connecticut M R
Delaware M R must be notarized
Florida M R
Georgia M
Hawaii M R P
Idaho M R
Illinois M R
Indiana M R
Iowa M R
Kansas M R
Kentucky M R
Louisiana M R P
Maine M RP
Maryland M R
Massachusetts M R P
Michigan M R P
Minnesota M R P
Mississippi M
Missouri M R
Montana M R
Nebraska M R P must be notarized
Nevada M R
New Hampshire M R P must be notarized
New Jersey M R
New Mexico M R P
New York M R
North Carolina M R
North Dakota M R P
Ohio M R P
Oklahoma M R P
Oregon M R
Pennsylvania M R P
Rhode Island M R
South Carolina M R must be notarized
South Dakota M R P
Tennessee M R
Texas M R
Utah M R P
Vermont M R P
Virginia M R
Washington M R
Washington DC M R P
West Virginia M
Wisconsin M R P
Wyoming M R
This is an example of a religious exemption letter. The names/school are
fake but it gives great ideas on how to write your own religious exemption.
Mr. & Mrs. John Smith
123 Alphabet Way
Anytown, NJ 12345
(555) 555-5555
Mr. Tom Jones, Ed. D., Director
George Washington School
456 Washington Avenue
Anytown, NJ 12345
(555) 555-0000
Statement Of Religious Objection To Immunization
In accordance with NJ State Statute 26:1A-9.1 1974, and Section 8:57-4.4
N.J.A.C. 1995, I hereby certify that the administration of vaccine and other
immunizing agents to my child, Breanna Paige Smith, is contrary to my
Religious beliefs, held either individually or jointly with others, and I
therefore request that my child be exempted from the school immunization
requirements of NJ State Statute 26:1A-9 1974, and Section 8:57-4.1 N.J.A.C.
We believe in God, and that God has created us in his image. In being
created in God,s image, we are given his perfect immune system. We are
bestowed with His gift, the immune system. I believe it is sacrilegious and
a violation of my sacred religious beliefs to violate what God has given us
by showing a lack of faith in God. Immunizations are a lack of faith in God
and His way, the immune system. I believe that receiving immunizations shows
God that I have no faith in His promises of protection for us, saying that I
trust man more than His holy words of protection for us. We believe in
Jesus, and his many promises of protection for us if we place our trust in
My religious beliefs are also based upon the understanding of what God
requires of them as provided for in the Bible.
1 Corinthians 8:6
Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for
whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and
through whom we exist.
2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1
For we are the temple of the living God; and God said, " I will live in them
and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Therefore come out from them and be separate from them, and be separate from
them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; and I will welcome you, and
I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the
Almighty." Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves
from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the
fear of God.Romans 14:14
I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself;
but it is unclean for any one who thinks it unclean. 1 Corinthians 12:24-27
But God has adjusted the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior
part, that there may be not discord in the body, but that the members may
have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer
together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are in the
body of Christ and individually members of it.
1Corinthians 11:29-30
For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks
judgement upon himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some
of you have died.
Mark 2:17
And hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not those who are healthy who
need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the
righteous, but sinners."
Mark 10:26-28
And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him " Then who can be
saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not
with God; for all things are possible with God."
1 Corinthians 2:5
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of
Mark 5:34
And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and
be healed of your disease." Ephesians 2:8-10
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own
dong, it is the gift of God - not because of works, lest any man should
boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for goods works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Psalms 91:11
For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways.
Isaiah 58:11
And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your desire with good
things, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
I swear that all the foregoing statements are true to the best of my
information, knowledge and belief.
_________________________________________________ _____________________
John Smith - Father DATE
_________________________________________________ _____________________
Jane Smith - Mother DATE
Subscribed and Sworn before me this ________ day of _____________________,
___________________________________________ ATTORNEY'S SIGNATURE


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