Sample Letter for School Vaccination Waiver
School or Governing Authority
City, State, Zip Code
RE: Vaccination Exemption for (Child’s Name)
As (parent or guardian) of (name of child) I am writing to request an exemption from the (school district or educational institution) immunization requirements. This is based upon my philosophical objections to the practice of immunization. I am claiming this exemption for (name of child) in accordance with California Health and Safety Code Section 120365, which reads as follows:
Immunization of a person shall not be required for admission to a school or other institution listed in Section 120335 if the parent or guardian or adult who has assumed responsibility for his or her care and custody in the case of a minor, or the person seeking admission if an emancipated minor, files with the governing authority a letter or affidavit stating that the immunization is contrary to his or her beliefs.
This letter serves as my formal request to (school district or educational institution) that the required immunizations for (child’s name) be waived because this medical practice is contrary to my beliefs. Thank you for your attention to this important matter. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.
Enclosure: (YOUR STATE) Health and Safety Code
cc: Alan J. Reinach, Esq., Executive Director
Church State Council