Vaccine Exemptions

We have extensive experience in preparing, filing, and obtaining medical and religious exemptions to vaccination in employment, school, and daycare settings, and in immigration matters, including bringing legal action when necessary.  Feel free to reach out to us if you need assistance with obtaining an exemption to vaccination.

EMPLOYMENT EXEMPTIONS

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employers to offer their employees medical or religious exemptions from vaccination, including for the COVID-19 vaccine.  We have obtained exemptions for employees across the country and have filed numerous related cases.

SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY EXEMPTIONS

Exemptions to school vaccination requirement vary by state.  All states provide for a medical exemption which are often difficult to obtain and typically must meet the criteria set forth by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  We regularly work with treating physicians and negotiate with school administrators to have valid medical exemptions approved.

Many states also provide a religious exemption and many require parents to submit a statement of their beliefs.  Schools are allowed to and often do reject religious exemptions if they does not meet certain criteria.  We can assist in avoiding common pitfalls when submitting a religious exemption and have done so for families across the country.

A small number of states also allow for a philosophical or personal exemption, but efforts are underway to remove these exemptions.  Hence, if you have a medical or religious basis for an exemption, it is best to obtain an exemption on one of those bases.

IMMIGRATION EXEMPTIONS

Under U.S. immigration laws, a foreign national applying for an immigrant visa abroad or seeking an adjustment of status to become a lawful permanent resident is required to present documentation showing that the receipt of certain vaccines.

We assist individuals that seek to avoid these vaccines because of moral or ethical convictions or religious beliefs by assisting in preparing, as required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility along with your immigration application.  (INA 212(g)(2)(C).)

Immigration law also provides for a medical exemption to those that qualify.  (INA 212(g)(2)(B).) Grounds for obtaining a medical exemption can include the fact that there is no vaccine recommended for your specific age group, that you have a contraindication to a vaccine, or that you have had insufficient time to complete entire vaccine series.  The civil surgeon conducting your examination will determine if you meet the criteria for a medical exemption to vaccination.

We have assisted numerous individuals in obtaining a waiver to vaccination as part of their immigration process.  We can work with individuals representing themselves or with your immigration attorney to seek approval of a vaccine exemption.

 

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