Despite what the general public believes and are told, Your child CAN attend public school without immunizations. If you have partially vaccinated, they do not have to have the rest of the boosters, you can quit "immunization" anytime. The sooner the better and the less damage you are doing to your childs natural immune system.
Currently there are 48 states that allow Medical and Religious Exemptions. The only states that do not are West Virginia and Mississippi. The Bill of Rights in the 1st Amendment to the Constitution states "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ..." You do not have to be a priest. Or even an active member of your church. Under Federal Laws, "religious practices" are defined by law to include moral or ethical beliefs about what is right and wrong that are SINCERELY held with the strength of traditional views. - 29 C.F.R. §1605.1 The Military respects this law.
Using the First Amendment to Opt Out of This Potentially Damaging Procedure
'James Filenbaum, attorney at law, explains:
"The case is established with legal precedent at the US Supreme Court level. (United States Supreme Court in Sharon Levy vs. Northcourt cases)
A parent's religious "beliefs" are sufficient to qualify for the religious exemption. The "belief" is defined as a faith that occupies a place in their lives parallel to that held by the orthodox belief in God or any sincere religious beliefs which are based upon a power or being to which all else is subordinate and on which all else is ultimately dependent.
They qualify if they believe that not giving the vaccines is what they must do to follow God's will for them in fulfilling their role as responsible parents. Their child's immune system is a creation of God and that God has given their child and that to vaccinate would violate their faith in what God created.
The parents do NOT have to be part of a recognized religious organization. You don't have to join any church, you can be any religion at all. But if they are a part of an established religion (Catholic, Protestant, Islam, etc.) they can still have their own perceptions of what it means to follow God's will which may be counter to what that organization states.
The important rule here is that if a school district denies religious exemption they are violating your federally protected civil rights under the first amendment by what is called state action and under federal law you are entitled to money damages."'
Unfortunately, the religious exemption is being targeted for elimination by lobbyists working for pharmaceutical corporations and medical trade associations funded by Pharma. In some states, like New York, parents are being grilled about the sincerity of their religious beliefs by state officials and denied religious exemptions to vaccination for the purpose of barring their partially vaccinated or unvaccinated children from attending public schools.
Your Spiritual Advisor Can Support Your Religious Exemption
Some states require a notarized affidavit or letter from a spiritual advisor attesting to the sincerity of a person's religious beliefs about vaccination.
Even if your state does not require a notarized affidavit from a spiritual advisor in order to file a religious exemption to vaccination, you may want to obtain added support by sitting down and talking with your minister, pastor, priest, rabbi or another trusted spiritual counselor. Explain to him or her why you have deeply held spiritual and conscientiously held beliefs on the matter of vaccination and ask for a letter that attests to the sincerity of your beliefs. If you are ever questioned,you will have a letter from your spiritual advisor to provide to whomever is questioning you.'
EXEMPTIONS FOR THE MILITARY
There are 2 types of exemptions from immunization medical and administrative. Granting medical exemptions is a medical function that can only be validated by a health care professional. Granting administrative exemptions is a non–medical function, usually controlled by the individual’s unit commander.
a. Medical exemptions. A medical exemption includes any medical contraindication relevant to a specific vaccine or other medication. Medical exemptions will be customized to the health of the vaccine candidate and the nature of the immunization considered. Medical exemptions may be temporary (up to 365 days) or permanent.
General examples of medical exemptions include those in (1), (2), and (3), below.
Standard exemption codes appear in appendix C.
(1) Underlying health condition of the vaccine candidate (for example,based on immune competence, pharmacologic or radiation therapy, pregnancy, previous response to immunization).
(2) Evidence of immunity based on serologic tests, documented infection, or similar circumstances.
(3) An individual’s clinical case is complex or not readily definable. In such cases, consult appropriate medical specialists; additional clinical support is available from medical subspecialists including specialists in immunization health care.
(4) The primary care provider or a physician specialist may grant temporary or permanent medical exemptions. If additional clinical consultation is needed to assess a patient’s condition, the primary care provider will perform the initial clinical workup appropriate to the presenting symptoms and grant a temporary medical exemption pending the results of a referral to a medical specialist appropriate to
the individual’s clinical condition (for example, dermatology, neurology, rheumatology, allergy– immunology). Specialists in immunization health care can facilitate these referrals. Multidisciplinary consultations may be appropriate. A follow–up visit by the patient to his or her primary care provider is not required if the specialist grants a permanent medical exemption. Cases warranting permanent medical exemption due to a vaccine–related adverse event will be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). Electronic and paper health records will be annotated regarding temporary and permanent medical exemptions and the vaccines to which they apply. When no longer clinically
arranted, medical exemptions will be revoked. Air Force: military members with permanent medical exemptions require a medical evaluation and/or a flying waiver in accordance with AFI 48–123.
(5) Individuals who disagree with a provider’s/consultant’s exemption recommendations may be referred for a second opinion to a provider experienced in vaccine adverse–event management, such as specialists in immunization health care at a medical center.
(6) Personnel will appropriately annotate electronic ITS and paper–based health records with exemption codes denoting evidence of immunity, severe adverse event after immunization, other temporary or permanent reasons for medical exemption, and other appropriate categories.
b. Administrative exemptions. Standard exemption codes appear in appendix C.
(1) Separation or retirement. Within 180 days before separation or retirement, Service personnel may be exempt from deployment (mobility) immunizations (see app D) if the following conditions are met:
(a) They are not currently assigned, deployed, or scheduled to perform duties in a geographical area where an
immunization is indicated.
(b) The commander has not directed immunization because of overriding mission requirements. Personnel meeting these requirements and desiring an immunization exemption must identify themselves to their commander. The member must have approved retirement or separation orders. Active duty personnel continuing duty in the Reserve Component (RC) are not exempted on this basis.
(2) Thirty days or less of Service remaining. Exemptions apply to civilian employees and contractor personnel who will leave a position subject to immunization with 30 days or less.
(a) For Service personnel, immunization exemptions for religious reasons may be granted according to Service–
specific policies to accommodate doctrinal religious beliefs. This is a command decision made with medical and
1. Requests for religious exemption must include name, rank, social security number (SSN), occupational specialty code or branch, and a description of the religious tenet or belief contrary to immunization. Army: (see AR 600–20, para 5–6). Air Force: Permanent exemptions for religious reasons will not be granted. The major command (MAJCOM) commander is the designated approval and revocation authority for temporary immunization exemptions. Coast Guard: CG–122 is the designated approval and revocation authority for temporary immunization exemptions.
2. A military physician must counsel the applicant. The physician should ensure that the Service personnel is making an informed decision and should address, at a minimum, specific information about the diseases concerned; specific vaccine information including product constituents, benefits, and risks; and potential risks of infection incurred by unimmunized individuals.
3. The commander must counsel the individual and recommend approval or denial of the exemption request, by endorsement. The commander must counsel that noncompliance with immunization requirements may adversely impact deployability, assignment, or international travel, and that the exemption may be revoked under imminent risk conditions. The commander, in making his or her recommendation, should consider the potential impact on the individual, the unit, and the mission.
4. Forward exemption requests through command channels to the respective Service approval authority for decision. Individuals with active requests for religious exemption are temporarily deferred from immunizations pending outcome of their request. For USCG, forward through appropriate chain to G–WPM, via CG–1121.
(b) Civilian employees submit religious–exemption requests to their supervisors. Such requests will be processed in accordance with 29 CFR 1605 and component and local policies.
c. Bargaining units. Civilian personnel affected by this document who are members of bargaining units will be considered for exemption consistent with applicable personnel management policies.
d. Other categories. Administrative or medical personnel will appropriately annotate electronic ITS with exemption codes denoting separation, permanent change of station, emergency leave, missing or prisoner of war, deceased, and other appropriate categories.
THE FULL CURRENT MILITARY DOCUMENT CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE
RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION LETTER
DR RESPONSIBILITY/LIABILITY LETTER