Need evidence that some parents are abusing religious exemptions?
personal belief exemptions
Fifteen states allow personal belief exemptions, also called a philosophical exemption, to getting vaccinated to attend daycare and school.
As we are starting to see some states get rid of their exemptions with new vaccine laws, it is important to understand that many non-medical exemptions came on the scene relatively recently. After vaccine mandates to start school helped eliminate measles in the United States, over just a few years, from 1998 to 2000, 15 …
While medical exemptions are necessary for kids who have true contraindications to getting vaccinated, stronger laws can help decrease the abuse we see in medical, religious, and personal belief vaccine exemptions.