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What states have religious or philosophical exemptions for vaccines?


Q:

What states have religious or philosophical exemptions for vaccines?

Which are the 18 states that allow vaccination exemption based on philosophical reasons?

A: A good number of you responded to the recent Q&A, How can you avoid government-mandated vaccinations? I’m glad that you’re as outraged as I am by this obvious infringement on your personal right to choose what is and is not injected into your body.

Many of you were wondering which states allowed certain exemptions, so here’s the full rundown

Philosophical exemptions
18 states allow philosophical exemptions: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Religious exemptions
All but two states allow religious exemptions. They are Mississippi and West Virginia.

Medical exemptions
All 50 states allow for medical exemptions if you have a signed form from your doctor saying the vaccine could be harmful to you for one reason or another. (I find this amusing, since ALL vaccines can be harmful to EVERYONE)

Each state defines their philosophical and religious exemptions differently, so if you want to find out how these exemptions apply to you, you’ll have to check the laws of your specific state.

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