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Exemptions Permitted for State Childcare and School (Kg–Gr 12)

Requirements are current as of March 2023

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An empty box in this table indicates a “NO” answer
State Type of Exemption Permitted
Medical Religious Personal belief
Alabama yes yes  
Alaska yes yes  
Arizona yes yes* yes*
Arkansas yes yes yes
California yes    
Colorado yes yes yes
Connecticut yes    
Delaware yes yes  
Dist of Columbia yes 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 yes
Maine yes    
Maryland yes yes  
Massachusetts yes yes  
Michigan yes yes yes
Minnesota yes   yes
Mississippi yes yes  
Missouri yes yes yes**
Montana yes yes  
Nebraska yes 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
Washington yes yes yes
West Virginia yes    
Wisconsin yes yes yes
Wyoming yes yes  
*Religious exemption for childcare only, personal belief exemption for school (Kg-G 12) only
Religious and personal belief exemptions combined under category of “nonmedical exemption”
Personal belief exemption for HPV only
**Personal belief exemption for childcare only
Personal belief exemption not allowed for MMR
This table was compiled by Immunize.org using information provided by state health departments. If you have updated information concerning this table, please call (651) 647-9009 or email admin@immunize.org.

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