State Law & Vaccine Requirements

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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.

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. Every year legislation to expand, restrict or eliminate state vaccine exemptions is introduced. Visit NVIC’s Advocacy Portal to find out if your state has active legislation.

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Click here to download the state exemptions map as a PDF file

*Maine: Loss of religious and philosophical exemptions effective Sept. 1, 2021
**New York: Loss of religious exemption effective June 2019
***Washington: Loss of personal exemption for MMR effective July 28, 2019

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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