Click on the images below to see the PA code as it relates to exemptions in the various settings.
Is your employer or school requiring you to receive a Covid-19 vaccine or submit to mandatory testing? If so, they are operating outside of the law.
As of now, no Covid-19 vaccine or vaccine-type product has received FDA approval. They have been granted Emergency Use Authorization EUA) only. These products have specific and clear Federal instructions that require consent and voluntary application only. Details are explained in this article by attorneys Greg Glaser & Mary Holland.
The Informed Consent Action Network’s (ICAN) legal team, led by Aaron Siri, is challenging employers and schools that require a COVID-19 vaccine.
If you have been fired for refusing a COVID-19 vaccine, ICAN is offering to support legal action—subject to resources available—on your behalf to challenge the requirement. For assistance, email ICAN at email@example.com with documentation of the termination conditions.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects workers’ right to refuse vaccinations based on religious objections. Under the PA & US Constitutions, it is unlawful for an employer to require proof of religious affiliation in order to exercise this right. Religious exemption is based on belief, not affiliation. These documents can help PA employees exercise their right to religious exemptions and to inform employers of their rights under the law:
See the following for affidavit instructions and a sample affidavit. An affidavit is different from an exemption; it is a tool that asserts one’s Constitutional Rights. This sample affidavit is from the American Common Law Academy:
For more details about employee rights, visit NVIC’s FAQ page.
Downloads: Fact Sheets & Letters
Letter to school districts that attempt to mandate testing for students (Contact us to have this letter customized for your district)
For information on the current year’s flu vaccine, we recommend visiting the Flu Vaccine Facts page on the Children’s Health Defense website.
Note: We do not recommend using the official PA Exemption Form provided on the PA Department of Health’s website because it requests more information about your choice than is required by law. A simple letter like the samples above is all that is required.
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