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State Vaccine Laws



Welcome to NVIC's overview of vaccine laws. Within this page's menu you will be able to access resources that will assist you in making educated vaccine decisions. For example, you can learn about the  differences between vaccine requirements that govern being able to attend school or daycare and a federal vaccine recommendation. There is also a state selector and map on this page that will help you discover the vaccine requirement and exemptions available in your state, and link leading to information on protecting and expanding vaccine exemptions, and much more.

As you learn about vaccines, state vaccine laws and exemptions on our website, it is important your legal right to take a religious, philosophical, personal or conscientious belief exemption is under attack in many states and that medical exemptions to vaccination are increasingly more difficult to obtain. Information provided on our website is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or medical advice.

We hope that you will join NVIC’s efforts to protect your human and informed consent right to make voluntary vaccine decisions by registering with NVIC’s Advocacy Portal. Once registered, you will receive action alerts for your state, and to learn how to easily and effectively take action to protect choice and communicate with your legislators about the importance of voluntary vaccine decision-making. You can also read and use NVIC’s Reforming Vaccine Policy & Law: A Guide  that can be downloaded for free at our Ask 8 Vaccine Information Kiosk. Use the guide and start the conversation with your legislator today to protect your vaccine informed consent rights.


Click Map for State Vaccine Requirements & Exemptions

Every year bills to eliminate, restrict or expand state vaccine exemptions are introduced in multiple states. Click on a state  in the map and discover its vaccine laws and exemptions.
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Vaccine requirements by state
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