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Exemptions Permitted for State Immunization Requirements

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An empty box in this table indicates a "NO" answer
State Type of Exemption Permitted
Medical Religious Personal
Alabama yes yes   
Alaska yes yes  
Arizona yes yes school enrollees only
Arkansas yes yes yes
California yes    
Colorado yes yes yes
Connecticut yes yes   
Delaware yes yes   
Dist of Columbia yes yes  
Florida yes yes   
Georgia yes yes  
Hawaii yes yes   
Idaho yes yes yes
Illinois yes yes   
Indiana yes yes   
Iowa yes yes   
Kansas yes yes   
Kentucky yes yes   
Louisiana yes   yes
Maine yes     
Maryland yes yes   
Massachusetts yes yes   
Michigan yes yes yes
Minnesota yes   yes
Mississippi yes     
Missouri yes yes child care only
Montana yes yes   
Nebraska yes yes   
Nevada yes yes  
New Hampshire yes yes   
New Jersey yes yes   
New Mexico yes yes  
New York yes     
North Carolina yes yes   
North Dakota yes yes yes
Ohio yes yes yes
Oklahoma yes yes yes
Oregon yes yes yes
Pennsylvania yes yes yes
Rhode Island yes yes   
South Carolina yes yes   
South Dakota yes yes   
Tennessee yes yes  
Texas yes yes yes
Utah yes yes yes
Vermont yes yes  
Virginia yes yes yes (HPV only)
Washington yes yes yes (all except MMR)
West Virginia yes     
Wisconsin yes yes yes
Wyoming yes yes   
This page was updated on June 14, 2019.
This page was reviewed on May 28, 2019.
 
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