IMMUNIZATION WAIVERS

Effective January 1, 2015, the State of Michigan changed the way that nonmedical immunization waivers can be obtained.  Any parent/guardian who wants to claim a non-medical waiver will need to receive education regarding the benefits of vaccinations and the risk of disease from a county health department before obtaining the certified non-medical waiver form through the local Health Department.  The new rule requires the use of the State of Michigan non-medical waiver form dated January 1, 2015. 

Below are some useful links that will provide you with more information about the immunization waiver changes as well as a link to schedule an appointment  for the Immunization Waiver Education.

Immunization Rule Change

Parent Key Point Flyer

Parent Waiver Letter

Frequently Asked Questions - Immunization Waivers

Schedule an Appointment
(Select "Citizen Register for Services" then use the drop down arrow to select "Immunization Waiver Education Session") 


If your child has a medical reason for not receiving a vaccine, a physician must sign the State of Michigan Medical Contradiction form; this form is available at your doctor's office (not the county Health Department). The completed Immunization Waiver (medical or non-medical) is then turned into your child's school.