Wyoming Statute 21-4-309(a) grants authority to the State Health Officer and County Health Officer to authorize waivers “upon submission of written evidence of religious objection or medical contraindication to the administration of any vaccine.”
The law does not allow parents/guardians to request a waiver simply because of inconvenience (for example, a record is lost or incomplete and it is too much trouble to go to a physician or clinic to correct the problem). Wyoming statute does NOT allow for the authorization of waiver requests based on philosophical beliefs.
Any student who is not appropriately vaccinated or who has a waiver shall be excluded during a vaccine-preventable disease outbreak as determined by the State Health Officer of a County Health Officer.
To apply for an waiver, complete the appropriate Waiver Request form. The Form must be completed in its entirety and must contain original signatures; photocopies and faxes are not accepted. Waiver requests may be approved by either the State Health Officer or your local County Health Officer.
Submit requests to:
- Your local County Health Officer (click here for locations), or
- The State Health Officer at Wyoming Department of Health, 6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 420, Cheyenne, WY 82002, Attn: Immunization Exemptions.