Student Immunizations

Must Private Schools Admit Unvaccinated Students?

Submitted by claire_dant on Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:27

PRIVATE AND PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS NOT REQUIRED TO ADMIT UNVACCINATED STUDENT

ATTORNEY GENERAL BRIAN FROSH ISSUES LEGAL ADVICE,
AT REQUEST OF DELEGATES HETTLEMAN AND ROSENBERG

A private or parochial school is not required to admit “an unvaccinated student simply because the student asserts a religious exemption,” according to the Office of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.

This legal advice, in a letter to Delegates Shelly Hettleman and Samuel Rosenberg, addresses concerns raised by the Orthodox Jewish day schools in the metropolitan Baltimore area.