If a parent/guardian claims a personal exemption for a student, a Personal Exemption Form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian. The Personal Exemption Form may be obtained from a local health department. A local health department representative must witness and sign the Personal Exemption Form. The appropriate copy must be filed with the school or early childhood program.
For those wishing to claim an exemption in Utah County, you must be present at the Utah County Health Department. These can be obtained at the Provo location at 151 South University Ave. and also at our new North County Location at 599 East American Fork. Exemptions are only good for students attending pre-school to high school in Utah County. The parent/guardian must be present for exemption forms to be signed. There is an administrative fee of $25.
Please check out these websites for more information on vaccines:
- CDC -- www.cdc.gov -- The Centers for Disease Control is a government organization dedicated to healthcare worldwide. They have many helpful and useful information regarding vaccines, travel and other information.
- Immunizations Action Coalition -- www.vaccineinformation.org -- Comprehensive information about a specific disease and the vaccine that prevents it. Each page includes a Q & A section, photos and/or video footage, true stories of individuals who have suffered or died from the disease, descriptions of public policies, and references to other resources.
- Immunization Action Coalition -- www.immunize.org -- This is an organization of healthcare professionals who continue to research vaccines and their efficacy. There are many related links if you click on Exemption Issues on the right hand side of the page.