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Vaccine Exemptions

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Millions of Americans are facing vaccine mandates as a condition of employment or educational enrollment. These mandates violate the fundamental right of bodily autonomy and allow discrimination based upon medical status.


For people who want to pursue exemptions, religious exemptions seem to be more effective than medical exemptions in general. 


Regardless of whether you are granted an exemption, we all need to push back against vaccine mandates together. State legislatures have previously tried to remove the religious exemption option, and it is possible they will do so once again. Furthermore, some Federal sites have notified employees that anyone granted a religious exemption will be placed on Leave Without Pay (LWOP).


Medical Exemptions

Many people have reported that medical exemptions are more likely to be denied than religious exemptions.


Some employers are only granting medical exemptions for people who have medical conditions acknowledged by the CDC to be contraindicated for the vaccines (such as anaphylaxis related to specific vaccine ingredients).


You can download a list of healthcare providers that can potentially help with mask and/or vaccine exemptions here:

Religious Exemptions

Here are a few notes and resources for religious exemptions for vaccines:


Example Religious Exemption

Here is an examples of a religious exemption that was been approved:

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