State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.
CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION
Form provides information on allowable vaccine exemptions.
Oklahoma Administrative Code 310:535-1-2. Criteria for immunizations required
(d) A child, through his parent or guardian, may apply for an exemption from this requirement by submitting a form tothe school. The school shall maintain a copy of the application in the child's records and send a copy to the Departmentfor approval.
- (1) A request for exemption for medical reasons shall contain a certificate signed by a physician stating that the physical condition of the child is such that the immunization would endanger the life or health of the child and that the child should be exempt for immunization.
- (2) A request for exemption for religious or other personal reasons shall contain a signed written statement from the parent or guardian stating a summary of the objections. Lost or unobtainable immunization records are not a ground for personal exemption.
OKLAHOMA SCHOOL NURSE GUIDELINES
Guidelines address allowable immunization exemptions, including for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
Oklahoma Statutes 70-1210.192 Exemptions
Any minor child, through the parent, guardian, or legal custodian of the child, may submit to the health authority charged with the enforcement of the immunization laws of this state:
- A certificate of a licensed physician as defined in Section 725.2 of Title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes, stating that the physical condition of the child is such that immunization would endanger the life or health of the child; or
- A written statement by the parent, guardian or legal custodian of the child objecting to immunization of the child; whereupon the child shall be exempt from the immunization laws of this state
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR’S GUIDE TO OKLAHOMA’S IMMUNIZATION LAW
Guide provides information for school administrators on allowable exemptions from immunization requirements.