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State Law & Vaccine Requirements

Exemption information for each state is provided below. You can access your state’s vaccine policies and laws by clicking your state on the map or by locating your state in the text links below.

Register today to be a NVIC Advocacy Team Member to join with other like-minded citizens working to protect and expand vaccine exemptions in your state! By signing up to be a user of the free online Advocacy Portal, you will be able to directly contact YOUR lawmakers through your smart phone, tablet or computer and you will receive action alerts, newsletters, and suggestions for how you can be an effective advocate for the legal right to make informed, voluntary vaccine decisions for yourself and your children.

NVIC Law Reform GuideClick the image to view the fully referenced guide: click here for the condensed version.
Reforming Vaccine Policy & Law: A Guide is an illustrated 55-page guide published in 2014 by NVIC that gives an overview of why vaccine safety and informed consent protections should be secured in all U.S. vaccine policies and laws. This unique information and vaccine choice advocacy resource helps you educate your friends, family, legislators and community leaders about vaccine science, policy. Download your copy today!

Be sure to visit our Vaccine Law page, which provides a summary of state vaccine laws and exemptions available in different states, including which states require the signature of a medical doctor or other state-designated health care worker in order to file a non-medical exemption. States with an asterisk next to them are states that have enacted recent restrictions to exemption laws.

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Arkansas Maryland Oregon
California Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Colorado Michigan Rhode Island
Connecticut Minnesota South Carolina
Delaware Mississippi South Dakota
District of Columbia Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
Iowa New York Wisconsin
Kansas North Carolina Wyoming

The information contained on NVIC's web pages is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be medical or legal advice. Those seeking medical or legal advice should obtain the services of a competent attorney, physician or qualified health care professional.  Although NVIC continually updates our website, state laws and rules change frequently and consumers are ultimately responsible for verifying their state's vaccination and exemption laws and requirements. 



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