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Frequently Asked Questions
Are vaccinations required in Oklahoma?
The State of Oklahoma requires vaccinations for all children before they can be admitted to public school. However, state law allows parents to opt out of this requirement if they cite medical reasons, religious reasons, philosophical reasons or personal preference.
Vaccinate Oklahoma opposes the personal exemption clause in our vaccination law. We believe all children must be vaccinated to ensure communities are protected from outbreaks. Oklahoma is one of only 18 states that allow personal exemptions, and we believe public health is at risk because of that.
Why is it important for children to be vaccinated?
It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it after it occurs. That is particularly true in the case of vaccinations. Before we had them, many children died from diseases that vaccinations now prevent.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, vaccines have saved millions of lives and have been responsible for the complete eradication of one of the deadliest diseases in history – smallpox.
Because of vaccinations, we can now prevent diseases such as Polio, Measles, Diphtheria, whooping cough, Rubella, Mumps and Tetanus. More information about why childhood vaccinations are so important is available at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/howvpd.htm
Patient & Provider Resources
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