Nebraska - Vaccination Waiver: Policy requirement

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

State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

173 NAC 3 3-008 IMMUNIZATION STANDARDS

IMMUNIZATION STANDARDS: Each student must be protected by immunization against the following diseases, unless otherwise exempted from this requirement under the provisions of 173 NAC 3-010:

  • Measles
  • Diphtheria
  • Invasive pneumococcal disease
  • Mumps
  • Tetanus
  • Rubella
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella

173 NAC 3 3-010 MEDICAL AND RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION; PROVISIONAL ENROLLMENT

3-010.01 Immunization is not required for a student's enrollment in any school in this state if he or she submits to the admitting official either of the following:

  • 3-010.01A A statement signed by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner stating that, in the health care provider's opinion, the specified immunization(s) required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student or any member of the student's family or household; or
  • 3-010.01 B A notarized affidavit signed by the student or, if he or she is a minor, by a legally authorized representative of the student, stating that the immunization conflicts with the tenets and practice of a recognized religious denomination of which the student is an adherent or member or that immunization conflicts with the personal and sincerely followed religious beliefs of the student.

Nebraska Revised Statute 79-221

Immunization shall not be required for a student's enrollment in any school in this state if he or she submits to the admitting official either of the following:
(1) A statement signed by a physician, a physician assistant, or an advanced practice registered nurse practicing under and in accordance with his or her respective certification act, stating that, in the health care provider's opinion, the immunizations required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student or any member of the student's family or household; or
(2) An affidavit signed by the student or, if he or she is a minor, by a legally authorized representative of the student, stating that the immunization conflicts with the tenets and practice of a recognized religious denomination of which the student is an adherent or member or that immunization conflicts with the personal and sincerely followed religious beliefs of the student.
Source: Nebraska Legislature

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