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).
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:
Here are a few notes and resources for religious exemptions for vaccines:
Religious exemptions are unlikely to be approved if they include information about COVID-19 vaccine science. Exemptions are more likely to be approved if they are more general and not related to COVID-19 vaccines specifically.
Some employers have been specifically denying exemptions that mention fetal cells.
America's Frontline Doctors has many examples of religious exemptions here: https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/religious/
Solari Report has forms for students, employees, and parents here: https://home.solari.com/forms/
Liberty Counsel has an excellent set of resources for exemptions, including a video, example religious exemptions, what to do if you exemption is denied, etc.: https://lc.org/exempt
From Jeff Childers: https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/-coffee-and-covid-monday-october-4e1
Peggy Hall video about sincerely held beliefs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UP9Bdj_TW0
Peggy Hall video about accommodations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgKSO1djPSw
Harry Mihet series of information about religious exemptions: https://www.facebook.com/hmihet/posts/10217280173270879
Example Religious Exemption
Here is an examples of a religious exemption that was been approved: