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Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=31-3-1&amp;title=31&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">31-3-1</a><I>et seq.</I>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.01(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means the Georgia Department of Public Health;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.01(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Epidemic" means an outbreak, or rise in incidence rate, or spread of incidence of a contagious or infectious disease so as to constitute a clear and present risk of infection to the public at large or to congregated groups thereof;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.01(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Physician" means a practitioner of the healing arts licensed in accord with O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-20&amp;title=43&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">43-34-20</a><I>et seq.</I> or the equivalent laws of the practitioner's jurisdiction if outside Georgia;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.01(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "School" means any public or private educational program or institution instructing children at any level or levels, kindergarten through twelfth grade, or children of ages five through nineteen if grade divisions are not used;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.01(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Tdap vaccine" means a single vaccine that protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.02" name="511-2-2-.02" title="511-2-2-.02">Rule 511-2-2-.02 Immunization Required</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except as otherwise provided, immunization against the following diseases shall be required of all children entering a school or childcare facility operating in the state: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Diphtheria;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Haemophilus influenzae type B (not required on or after the fifth birthday);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hepatitis A;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><I> Hepatitis B;</I></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Measles;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meningitis;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Mumps;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pertussis;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pneumococcal (not required on or after the fifth birthday);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Poliomyelitis;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rubella (German measles);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Tetanus; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(1)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Varicella (chickenpox).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A parent or guardian must submit a valid Certificate of Immunization for any child entering a school or childcare facility in the state of Georgia for the first time.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School or childcare facility officials may allow a child without a valid certificate of immunization to attend for no more than 90 calendar days after the first day of attendance, provided that the parent or legal guardian either shows that that the child is in the process of completing required immunizations and that immunizations are being scheduled with the shortest intervals recommended in the current Official Immunization Schedules, or presents an affidavit of religious objection as provided in DPH Rule <a title="511-2-2-.07" href="511-2-2-.07">511-2-2-.07</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective July 1, 2014, for entrance into Georgia school grades kindergarten through twelve, students must have a total of two doses of measles vaccine, two doses of mumps vaccine, one dose of rubella vaccine and a total of two doses of varicella vaccine.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Children attending any childcare facility must show evidence of protection against pneumococcal disease.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Children born on or after January 1, 2006 who are attending any childcare facility or school must have proof of protection against hepatitis A disease (vaccination or serology).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccines may be waived with serologic proof of immunity. Requirements for varicella vaccine may be waived also with a healthcare provider diagnosis of varicella disease or healthcare provider verification of history of varicella disease.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective July 1, 2014, children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade, and children who are new entrants into a Georgia school in grades eight through twelve, must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.02(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective July 1, 2014, children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade, and children who are new entrants into a Georgia school in grades eight through twelve, must have received one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.03" name="511-2-2-.03" title="511-2-2-.03">Rule 511-2-2-.03 Official Immunization Schedules</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An immunization regimen equivalent to the current immunization schedule developed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), adopted by the Department and published in the official state immunization program manual, shall be deemed the minimum regimen of immunization which satisfies the requirements of this Chapter. Immunization certified by County Boards of Health shall be accomplished in accord with the departmental immunization schedule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any other immunization schedule which includes the immunizations itemized in Rule <a title="511-2-2-.02" href="511-2-2-.02">511-2-2-.02</a>, Immunizations Required, and equals or exceeds the minimum requirements of the Departmental Immunization Schedule shall be deemed to satisfy the requirement for issuance of a Certificate of Immunization.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Copies of the Departmental Immunization Schedule may be obtained from the Department or County Board of Health.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.04" name="511-2-2-.04" title="511-2-2-.04">Rule 511-2-2-.04 Certificate of Immunization</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Certificate of Immunization may be issued by a physician, physician's assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, or qualified employee of a County Board of Health or the State Immunization Program, on a form provided by or approved by the Department, for any person that has been vaccinated against a specific disease in compliance with this Chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Certificate of Immunization may be issued for a child who has not received all required immunizations with the conditions that the child is in the process of completing required immunizations and that immunizations are being scheduled with the shortest intervals recommended in the current Official Immunization Schedules. Such a certificate must be retained and monitored for currency by the school or childcare facility while the child continues in attendance and must be made available for inspection during normal business hours by authorized officials of the Department or County Board of Health.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A certificate for a child who is in the process of receiving all required vaccines must show a date of expiration, which shall be the date on which the next required immunization is due or the date on which a medical exemption must be reviewed. A new certificate must then be obtained and submitted to the school or childcare facility within thirty days after the expiration date. <P>Children whose parents fail to renew said certificates within the time allotted shall not be permitted to continue in attendance.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a child transfers to another school or childcare facility, then the certificate of immunization shall be transferred to the new school or childcare facility. If a child ceases to attend without transfer, then the certificate shall be returned to the parent or guardian.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.05" name="511-2-2-.05" title="511-2-2-.05">Rule 511-2-2-.05 Certificate of Immunization Issued for Child with Physical Disability</a></h2> <P>If a child has a physical disability, condition, or physiological idiosyncrasy which might cause a specific immunization to endanger life or health, then a physician may issue a Certificate of Immunization indicating "medical exemption." A Certificate of Immunization indicating medical exemption shall be valid for one year, and may be reissued from year to year until the physician determines that immunization or a specific immunization may finally be accomplished without danger to the child's health.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.06" name="511-2-2-.06" title="511-2-2-.06">Rule 511-2-2-.06 Certificate of Immunization for a Child Immunized Outside of Georgia</a></h2> <P>A County Board of Health or physician may issue a Certificate of Immunization as provided by Rule <a title="511-2-2-.04" href="511-2-2-.04">511-2-2-.04</a> upon receiving written proof attested to by a physician licensed by Georgia, a physician licensed in another state, or an authorized representative of a public health authority of another state or nation, that all required immunizations have been accomplished for the child. Such proof shall indicate each vaccine type administered and the date of each dose. A County Board of Health or physician may issue a Certificate of Immunization indicating medical exemption as provided by Rule <a title="511-2-2-.05" href="511-2-2-.05">511-2-2-.05</a> upon receiving written proof attested to by a physician licensed by Georgia or another state that the child has a physical disability, condition, or physiological idiosyncrasy which might cause a specific immunization to endanger life or health.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.07" name="511-2-2-.07" title="511-2-2-.07">Rule 511-2-2-.07 Religious Objections to Required Immunizations</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except as provided in subsection (2) below, a child shall be exempt from the required immunizations if the parent or legal guardian has filed with the school or childcare facility a completed affidavit on DPH Form 2208.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When the Department or a County Board of Health determines that an epidemic or the threat of an epidemic exists, the Department or Board shall immediately notify the governing authorities of all schools and childcare facilities within the affected area. Under those circumstances, the Department or Board may require immunization for those who object on the grounds of religious beliefs, and may prohibit attendance at schools or childcare facilities within the area by unimmunized children.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Persons who wish to register a religious objection to the vaccination of their child shall do so using the following DPH Form 2208: <P>AFFIDAVIT OF RELIGIOUS OBJECTION TO IMMUNIZATION</P> <P>[Name of parent or legal guardian] personally appeared before the undersigned notary public and swore or affirmed as follows:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.07(3)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">I am the parent or legal guardian of [name of minor child].</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.07(3)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">I understand that the Georgia Department of Public Health requires children to obtain the following vaccinations before being admitted to a childcare facility or school: diphtheria; haemophilus influenzae type B (not required on or after the fifth birthday); hepatitis A; hepatitis B; measles; meningitis; mumps; pertussis (whooping cough); pneumococcal (not required on or after the fifth birthday); poliomyelitis; rubella (German measles); tetanus; and varicella (chickenpox).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.07(3)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">I understand that the Georgia Department of Public Health has determined that these vaccinations are necessary to prevent the spread of dangerous diseases among the children and people of this State; that the required vaccinations are safe; that a child who does not receive these vaccinations is at risk of contracting those diseases; and that a child who does not receive those vaccinations is at risk of spreading those diseases to me, to other children in the childcare facility or school, and to other persons.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.07(3)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">I sincerely affirm that vaccination is contrary to my religious beliefs, and that my objections to vaccination are not based solely on grounds of personal philosophy or inconvenience.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="511-2-2-.07(3)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">I understand that, notwithstanding my religious objections, my child may be excluded from childcare facilities or schools during an epidemic or threatened epidemic of any disease preventable by a vaccination required by the Georgia Department of Public Health, and that my child may be required to receive a vaccination in the event that such a disease is in epidemic stages. <P>This ____ day of ____________, ________.</P> <P>____________________________________</P> <P>Parent or Legal Guardian</P> <P>Sworn and subscribed before me this ___ day of ____________, _________.</P> <P>____________________________________</P> <P>Notary Public</P> <P>My commission expires ________________ .</P> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.01" name="511-2-2-.01" title="511-2-2-.01">Rule 511-2-2-.01 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.02" name="511-2-2-.02" title="511-2-2-.02">Rule 511-2-2-.02 Immunization Required</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.03" name="511-2-2-.03" title="511-2-2-.03">Rule 511-2-2-.03 Official Immunization Schedules</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.04" name="511-2-2-.04" title="511-2-2-.04">Rule 511-2-2-.04 Certificate of Immunization</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.05" name="511-2-2-.05" title="511-2-2-.05">Rule 511-2-2-.05 Certificate of Immunization Issued for Child with Physical Disability</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.06" name="511-2-2-.06" title="511-2-2-.06">Rule 511-2-2-.06 Certificate of Immunization for a Child Immunized Outside of Georgia</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/511-2-2-.07" name="511-2-2-.07" title="511-2-2-.07">Rule 511-2-2-.07 Religious Objections to Required Immunizations</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 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