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Immunizations and colleges [Apr. 19th, 2010|08:21 am]
Vaccine Awareness & Education


I was just accepted to the University of Iowa and found out they have a MMR requirement. Does anyone know if the State Universities must accept religious exemptions?

Update: I did some more searching and found this on their health services section online

Exemption from immunization will be permitted for the following persons:
• Those for whom immunization is contraindicated. Contraindications include severe allergy to eggs or a drug called neomycin; presence of cancer, leukemia, or lymphoma; presence of chronic disease which lowers your resistance to infection; taking cortisone, prednisone, or anticancer drugs; or having received gamma globulin within the preceding three months. A health care provider must validate any contraindication.
• Women who know or suspect they are pregnant.
• Those seeking exemption because of religious persuasion. Contact the Student Health Service about the appropriate documentation.