The process for obtaining immunization waiver forms varies from state to state; in Texas, for example, parents can download immunization waiver forms from the Texas Department of State Health Services' website. Immunization waiver forms exempt a child or student from the legal obligation to be vaccinated on religious or personal grounds.
Many states require parents to fill out the immunization waiver forms, and then have them signed by a licensed physician. The two most common exemptions are religious beliefs and personal conviction. Only 20 states allow parents to exempt their children from vaccines based on moral or personal convictions, but 48 states permit the waiver for religious purposes, according to the ProCon.org.