California alone saw a drop of more than 3,000 exemptions after it eliminated personal belief exemptions in 2015.
Vermont also removed philosophical exemptions in 2015.
The hepatitis B vaccine has been linked to immunological and neurological disorders.
This webpage includes congressional testimony linking this vaccine to damage and death, plus a few personal stories confirming these possibilities.
State and local vaccination requirements for daycare and school entry are important tools for maintaining high vaccination coverage rates, and in turn, lower rates of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs).
All states provide medical exemptions, and some state laws also offer exemptions for religious and/or philosophical reasons.As the map above shows, all states but Mississippi and West Virginia also offer exemptions for religious or philosophical beliefs, with several allowing exemptions for both, according to the Immunization Action Coalition.Outbreaks have been traced time and time again to pockets of unvaccinated people, and now some experts and politicians are talking about whether childhood vaccinations should really be so negotiable.States may also require immunization of healthcare workers and of patients/residents of healthcare facilities.The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191), familiarly known as HIPAA, established a national platform of consumer privacy protection and marketplace reform.n the whole, fewer US families have opted out of school-required immunizations in recent years, thanks in part to stricter state laws.But data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that, while nonmedical exemptions (which includes religious and philosophical opposition) are on the decline nationally, they’re rising in certain states, including states that haven’t previously been considered hotbeds of anti-vaccination sentiment — which may put those areas at risk of a disease outbreak.(With the caveat, however, that CDC data for the 2010-2011 school year is unavailable.) Medical exemptions have long been in place for those with compromised immune systems or other conditions that make vaccines more dangerous than beneficial.But in the last decade, many states have expanded vaccination exemption laws, allowing families to forgo inoculation with MMR, Tdap, and other vaccines.“Some people with an MD are perfectly willing to write or sign a note, for a price,” said Dr.Jesse Hackell, a pediatrician and researcher who co-authored a 2016 report on vaccine hesitancy.