Florida - Vaccination Waiver: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

2018 Florida Statutes 1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights.

(3) HEALTH ISSUES.—

  • (b) Immunizations.—The parent of any child attending a public or private school shall be exempt from the school immunization requirements upon meeting any of the exemptions in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.22(5).

2018 Florida Statutes 1003.22 School-entry health examinations; immunization against communicable diseases; exemptions; duties of Department of Health.

(5) The provisions of this section shall not apply if:

  • (a) The parent of the child objects in writing that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices;
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