Vaccine Exemptions
Immunizations

Claiming an Exemption

A parent may claim an exemption to immunization for medical, religious, or personal reasons, as allowed by Section 53A-11-302 of the Utah Statutory Code. Each exemption claimed must be accompanied by the appropriate Utah Department of Health Exemption Form.

Medical Exemption

If a parent/guardian claims a medical exemption for a student, a Medical Exemption Form must be completed and signed by the student's licensed physician (Utah Statutory Code - Section 53A-11-302). The Medical Exemption Form may be obtained from the student's physician. The appropriate copy must filed with the school or early childhood program.

Religious Exemption

If a parent/guardian claims a religious exemption for a student, a Religious Exemption Form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian. The Religious Exemption Form may be obtained from a local health department. A local health department representative must witness and sign the Religious Exemption Form. The appropriate copy must be filed with the school or early childhood program.

Personal Exemption

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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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