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Student Project: Compulsory Vaccination Law In New York State: Statutes & Regulations

Compulsory Vaccination Laws in New York With an Emphasis on Provisions for Minors and School Admissions

United States Code

Statutory Law

N.Y. Pub. Health Law §2164: Statutory Exemptions

N.Y. Pub. Health Law § 2164 permits the following two exemptions to this mandatory immunization requirement:
(1) If the parent objects to the immunization because the parent holds genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the requirement that the child be immunized; or

(2) If a New York State licensed physician certifies that such immunization may be detrimental to the child’s health.