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Requirements & Laws

State Requirements

State Requirements

  • State Immunization Laws Database
    This tool contains results from a 50-state legislative review of laws requiring assessment of vaccination status and vaccine administration for healthcare workers and patients/residents.
  • www.immunize.org/laws/ (exit)
    Lists vaccine-preventable diseases, and then shows state mandates on immunization requirements
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Exemptions and Consent Forms (Image and content adapted from: Chen RT, Rastogi SC, Mullen JR, Hayes S, Cochi SL, Donlon JA, Wassilak SG. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Vaccine 1994;12:542-50.)

Exemptions & Consent Forms

Given the increasing number of states allowing philosophical exemptions to vaccines, at some point we are going to be forced to decide whether it is our inalienable right to catch and transmit potentially fatal infections

Note: Check with your local or state health department for your state medical consent law to determine if there are any specific informed consent requirements relating to immunization.

This page last modified on June 4, 2007
Content last reviewed on April 17, 2007
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

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