What must a religious objection contain?

  • A religious objection must state that the objection to immunization is based on religious grounds. The objection must be in writing, be signed by the child’s parent, and delivered to the school. The religious objection must state there is a religious objection to vaccination and must specify the vaccine(s) the parent is refusing. There is no requirement of proof. To ensure the continued religious objection status for a student, schools must require written documentation of the religious objection each school year. When a valid religious exemption is received by the school, the school nurse must document this exemption in CHIRP.

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