Can I choose not to vaccinate my child on religious grounds?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
As of now, 48 states allow parents to excuse their children from vaccination requirements on religious grounds, and 19 of those states also allow exemptions for parents with secular philosophical concerns. About 3 percent of U.S. children are excused from immunization by parents; in some areas, the rate is as high as 15 to 20 percent.
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