Child Vaccination Requirements

Vaccination Requirements

Vaccination Requirements

With the recent outbreak in the news of more than two dozen reported Measles cases of people who visited California’s Disneyland Theme Parks, Florida parents maybe asking about the requirements in our state. Of the 16 California cases, 12 children were not vaccinated against measles.

In general, all 50 states require school-age children be vaccinated before they can attend school. The requirements and exemptions for the State of Florida can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website While vaccination requirements and exemptions vary by state, there are only two exemptions permitted in Florida:

  • A medical exemption: a child is determined by a physician to be allergic to a vaccine ingredient or to have other medical reasons which may make taking the vaccine harmful.
  • Religious exemption: a child whose religious beliefs prohibit vaccinations.

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