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Immunization Mandates and Exemptions

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Documenting Parental Refusal to Have Their Children Vaccinated
Refusal to Vaccinate Form to duplicate or adapt, with additional resources for pediatricians
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Permissive State Exemption Laws Contribute to Increased Spread of Disease
Immunization brief about exemptions to state-mandated vaccine requirements
State Immunization Legislation Resources
Tracking of state immunization legislation, current immunization laws, and other resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
State Immunization Laws for Healthcare Workers and Patients
Summarizes state immunization laws for healthcare workers, correctional inmates/residents, hospital inpatients and developmentally disabled facility residents, including administration, assessment and reporting
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Resources related to federal and state immunization issues
National Network for Immunization Information (NNii)
Immunization Policy: Indications, Recommendations and Immunization Mandates
Q&As about immunization schedules, indications, recommendations, and laws
Exemptions from Immunization Laws
Provides historical background and health consequences of exemptors
National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO)
Immunization Laws
Provides overview of immunization law, quarantine, religious and philosophical exemptions, and references
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)
A Statement Regarding Personal Belief Exemption from Immunization Mandates
PIDS has adopted a position statement regarding personal belief exemptions from immunization mandates
Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Vaccines and Society
Information for parents about NIS, school-vaccination requirements, and herd immunity
VaccineEthics.org - University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics
Vaccination Requirements and Exemptions
Issue brief summarizes the relevant facts, the central ethical issues raised by them, and the varied opinions expressed by physicians, scientists, and policy-makers
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