Immunization Waiver Information

In December, 2014, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approved a new educational requirement for Michigan parents opting their children out of getting vaccinated before entering school.

The new rule allows parents/guardians to have the opportunity to speak with a health educator from their local health department about their concerns and questions regarding immunizations prior to the non medical waiver being signed. 

Any parent/guardian who wants to claim a non medical waiver will need to receive education regarding the benefits of vaccination and the risks 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 for the current year. 

A Registered Nurse from Marquette County will meet with families/guardians for these appointments. Call 906-475-7844 with questions or to schedule an appointment. 

Waiver information for Childcare providers, Schools and Parents can be found by following this link to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Website: 

MDHHS Immunization Waiver Information