District of Columbia - Vaccination Waiver: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

Code of the District of Columbia § 38–506. Exemption from certification.

No certification of immunization shall be required for the admission to a school of a student:

  • (1) For whom the responsible person objects in good faith and in writing, to the chief official of the school, that immunization would violate his or her religious beliefs; or
  • (2) For whom the school has written certification by a private physician, his or her representative, or the public health authorities that immunization is medically inadvisable.

District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 5300 PUBLIC SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS

5300.11 The immunization requirements subject to this Chapter, shall not apply to any student whose parent or guardian objects in writing to the immunization on grounds that the medical treatment or medical test is forbidden by their religion or religious beliefs and practices.
Source: Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances

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