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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Sep;32(9):908-11. doi: 10.1086/661785.

Student immunity requirements of health professional schools: vaccination and other means of fulfillment-United States, 2008.

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  • 1National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.


US health professional schools with student immunity requirements for recommended vaccines frequently accept evidence of immunity other than vaccination but vary widely on the types of evidence that are accepted. Exemptions for nonmedical reasons and, to a lesser extent, medical reasons are often obtainable by a student-written document.

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