Pennsylvania - Vaccination Waiver: Policy requirement

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

State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

The Pennsylvania Code § 23.84. Exemption from immunization.

(b) Religious exemption. Children need not be immunized if the parent, guardian or emancipated child objects in writing to the immunization on religious grounds or on the basis of a strong moral or ethical conviction similar to a religious belief.


Pennsylvania Unconsolidated Statutes Article XIII Section 1303. Immunization Required; Penalty.

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply in the case of any child whose parent or guardian objects in writing to such immunization on religious grounds.
Pennsylvania General Assembly

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