All fifty states provide for medical exemptions to mandatory vaccination for day care and school admission. Forty-eight offer a religious exemption and 20 have a personal belief or philosophical opt-out provision…
Until July 1, 2016, anyway… when SB277 takes effect and California joins Mississippi and West Virginia as the three states in this country to deny the option for a parent-directed vaccine exemption.
More states may follow California’s lead; they are surely trying.
On the heels of this legislative offensive and irrespective of state statutes, schools across the country have been putting the pressure on parents this fall.
Can a school choose not to follow state law?
Can a school exclude a child based on vaccination status?
Do I have to explain my religious beliefs to obtain an exemption? Is this constitutional?
What happens when a private day care or school won’t honor a religious vaccine exemption?
What can we do to protect our rights?