You may apply to opt your child out of the vaccine requirement if you believe vaccines are against your religious values. The belief must be religious in its nature. You will not be approved for personal, moral, secular, or scientific beliefs.
To apply for an exemption, you will need to write a letter that explains the reason for your religious objection to vaccines and bring it to your child’s school. The New York City Department of Education will review your request and will contact you with their decision. Your child will be allowed to attend school during the review process.
Learn about vaccine exemption requests.