The State of Mississippi currently discriminates against unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children by denying parents the right to non-medical vaccine exemptions. School and daycare entry is withheld when a child is not vaccinated by the State's required schedule, even though there is no conclusive scientific proof that unvaccinated children present a health risk to the public any more than vaccinated children.
This is medical discrimination. Parents are entitled to the right to refuse any and all vaccines, and still obtain a quality private or public education for their children.
Parents deserve the right to informed consent, a basic principle of medical care which states that a person has the right to all the facts regarding a medical procedure and the right to either accept or refuse treatment. Therefore, Mississippi parents are entitled to the right to refuse any or all vaccines without penalty.
We are requesting that the state of Mississippi take the steps necessary to immediately update its vaccine laws to include religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions for parents.