The quality of health care is dependent in part on the accuracy of information published in medical journals. The peer-review process is designed to maintain scientifically credible information and research standards. Papers are critiqued and approved by a minimum of two experts (researchers or physicians) prior to being accepted for publication.
The following papers have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and indexed on PubMed. All of the papers mentioned in the citations have been carefully vetted.
Some are listed below for your review or feel free to search PubMed.
Current New Jersey State Vaccine Exemptions
The following information explains New Jersey vaccination exemptions as they currently exist.
Under New Jersey law, there are two types of exemptions available to parents that may be used when registering NJ students for school:
Medical – This may be granted when a child has an adverse reaction or contraindication to a vaccine, in accordance with CDC guidelines, and will exempt that child from further vaccines of the same type. It must be written by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. It is for that child only. Siblings must qualify for an exemption separately.
Religious – A parent or guardian may file a religious exemption if the practice of vaccination violates a sincerely held religious belief. The parent or guardian must write a letter to the school nurse in order to claim this exemption. A RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN THE REASON IS RELIGIOUS. NEW JERSEY LAW DOES NOT PERMIT PARENTS TO EXEMPT THEIR CHILDREN FOR PHILOSOPHICAL, MORAL, OR CONSCIENTIOUS REASONS.