Percentage of Peds Who Report Often or Always Dismissing Families for Refusing ≥1 Infant Vaccines Related to Presence of a Philosophical Exemption and Degree of Difficulty for Obtaining a Non-medical Exemption in the Ped’s State of Practice.

State Allows Philosophical Exemption, n = 140 (53%), % (n)State Does Not Allow Philosophical Exemptions, n = 124 (47%), % (n)PDegree of Difficulty Obtaining ExemptionP
Easy, n = 77 (29%), % (n)Medium, n = 111 (42%), % (n)Difficult, n = 76 (29%), % (n)
Physician reports often or always dismissing families for refusing vaccines9 (12)34 (42)<.000112 (9)22 (24)28 (21).01
  • States allowing philosophical exemptions: AZ, AR, CA, CO, ID, LA, ME, MI, MN, NM, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI. States with easy exemption policies: AZ, CA, CO, CT, HI, MD, MO, ND, OR, RI, VT, WA, WI. States with medium exemption policies: AK, DC, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, ME, MA, MI, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN. States with difficult exemption policies: AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, KY, MN, MT, NE, NH, NM, SC, TX, UT, VA, WY (MS and WV were classified as difficult because they do not allow any nonmedical exemptions).