Claiming A Religious Exemption for a Vaccine
What do you do when your child is being excluded from school or day care for immunizations not being up to date? In Oregon, there is the religious exemption option that allows for parents to elect, for philosophical reasons, not to give all the vaccines or certain vaccines.
Oregon Revised Statute 433.267 allows parents to sign a statement that their child is “being reared as an adherent to a religion the teachings of which are opposed to such immunization”.
Oregon Administrative Rule 333-050-0010 defines “religion” for the purposes of immunizations requirements to be “any system of beliefs, practices or ethical values”.