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Which Vaccination Exemptions Are Allowed by Iowa?

By    |   Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 10:28 PM

Children attending day care centers or public schools in Iowa are required to have certain vaccinations. The state provides for exemptions from those standards under certain circumstances.

The Iowa Department of Public Health allows parents to fill out a Certificate of Immunization Exemption for either medical or religious reasons.

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Under medical exemptions, a nurse practitioner, physician or physician’s assistant may sign off on either a temporary or permanent exemption from all or any specific vaccination requirements. A child may be exempted if the medical professional believes the child, or someone in the child’s household, may be harmed by the vaccines. There could be circumstances in which the immunization exemption is only temporary. In that case, a medical professional can stipulate an expiration date for the exemption. If there is an “emergency or epidemic,” the immunization exemption certificate is considered void.

Iowa also allows a religious exemption for vaccine requirements. The applicant has to sign in front of a notary public that they have sincere religious reasons for not partaking in the immunizations, or having their child vaccinated. Iowa Department of Public Health policy stipulates the reason must be religious not “philosophical, scientific, moral, personal, or medical opposition to immunizations.”

Without a certificate of immunization exemption, all students must have proof of certain vaccinations to be enrolled at Iowa schools. Students who have not been immunized may be provisionally enrolled. Parents have 60 days to complete the required immunizations.

Among the diseases for which the state requires vaccinations are diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, rubella, rubella, and varicella. Children at daycare centers also have to be immunized against the flu and pneumonia. These laws apply to any licensed schools, whether public or private.

Adults are not required to have vaccines by law. However, they could be quarantined if they come down with a disease deemed dangerous to public health in Iowa.

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