Delaware Immunization Exemptions

Delaware allows two exemptions to immunizations:

  • Medical Exemptions

Medical exemptions to any of the required immunizations must be requested in writing from the healthcare provider for situations related to: lost records, alternate catch-up schedules, Measles/Mumps/Rubella second dose given prior to the fourth birthday, history of Varicella (chicken pox) immunity and delayed schedules for children who are immunocompromised.

Immunization - School Vaccination Medical Exemption Form

Varicella Immunity Statement

All other exemptions must be approved by the Delaware Division of Public Health using the Supplemental School Vaccination Exemption Form signed by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or advanced practice nurse.  Most contraindications are temporary and the vaccine can be given at a later time.

Immunization - Supplemental School Vaccination Exemption Form

  • Religious Exemptions

Religious exemptions must be submitted on the Delaware Affidavit of Religious Belief and must be notarized.

Immunization - Notarized Affidavit of Religious Belief