Columbia, MD asked in Contracts, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Maryland

Q: I need to obtain a form to present that will display my exemption from the vaccine. It will present grave consequence

Due to my genetic make up it will mean sure death as an Aboriginal American I have no need for the vaccine. As well as I have even stronger religious belief against it please help!

1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: There is no law that requires any person to be vaccinated. It is a matter of free choice. Private and government employers may, however, impose a condition of employment that may require vaccination. If your employer has imposed such a requirement, then you should inquire as to whether they have any policies in place to excuse vaccination, and what you must do to meet those requirements. If the policies are too narrow to cover your particular circumstances, and you believe you have civil or constitutional rights in play, then you will need an employment lawyer to review what workplace or employment rights and protections may apply to your particular situation. As for your genetic and religious grounds, you should carefully document the existence and basis for such claims with evidence to support them, as simply saying they exist will not suffice.

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