State laws establish vaccination requirements for children attending public schools and often to those attending private schools. The Network recently received an inquiry about the application of vaccination laws to private schools in Arizona.
A recently published post by Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, a Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, titled “Maryland Private Schools Can Exclude Unvaccinated Children,” examined a recent determination in Maryland by the Office of Counsel to the General Assembly that Maryland state statutes do not explicitly require vaccinations for private school students. Furthermore, the article explains that whether or not private schools can exclude unvaccinated students will vary state-by-state depending on how the state’s laws are written.
In Arizona, vaccination laws apply to public, private, and parochial schools:
For more information on school vaccination requirements, view this Network resource.
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