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State Law & Vaccine Requirements

NVIC Law Reform GuideClick the image above to view and download the fully referenced guide: click here for the condensed version.

Register today to be a NVIC Advocacy Team Member to join with other like-minded grassroots activists working to protect and expand vaccine exemptions in your state!  By signing up, you will be connected directly to YOUR lawmakers and receive action alerts, newsletters, and tips so you can be an advocate for the right to informed consent in the vaccine decision making process. Information for each state is provided below. You may access your state information by clicking your state on the map or by locating your state in the text links below.

Just Published - Reforming Vaccine Policy & Law: A Guide is an illustrated 55-page guide published in 2014 by the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (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 resource is invaluable for consumers, legislators and policy-makers. Download your copy today!

Be sure to visit our Vaccine Law page, which provides an overview of exemptions, the difference between required vs. recommended vaccines, and tips on filing a religious exemption letter in your state. Our Vaccine Law page also notes exemption statute language of interest for residents of California and New Mexico with regard to religious and personal/philosophical belief exemptions. States with an asterick next to them are states that have enacted recent restrictions to exemption laws.


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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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