Requests for Exemption from Immunizations


Fisher makes determinations about requested exemptions on a case-by-case basis and will communicate a final decision in writing to the student’s Fisher email account.

Religious Beliefs

Fisher provides exemptions to students with sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit them from receiving all required vaccinations. Requests will require completion of the Request for Religious Exemption from Vaccination Form. Nursing and pharmacy majors should consult with their individual Schools to discuss religious exemptions and New York State Law for healthcare professionals prior to requesting an exemption.

Medical Reasons

Exemptions for medical reasons may be available on a case-by-case basis [e.g., severe or immediate allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or known (diagnosed) allergy to a component of the vaccine]. Such requests will require the completion of the Request for Medical Exemption from Vaccination Form and the submission of appropriate supporting documentation.

Submitting Forms and Documentation

Both the Medical and Religious Forms for exemption from immunization are located on the Patient Portal.

Completed forms should be uploaded to your student profile in the portal.