As for the exemption process, it is easy. At the beginning of the school year, parents are required to complete a Student Immunization Record on behalf of the Department of Health Services. Towards the end of the document, there is a section dedicated to waivers.
If a student is exempt from a vaccine for health-related reasons, then that portion of the waiver must be signed and dated by a physician.
If a parent/guardian is opting out of vaccination of their child(ren) for religious reasons or because of their personal convictions, they only need to check the box next to their designated option. There are smaller boxes below each section the parents/guardians can mark which mandated vaccines they are not comfortable with, if not all of them.
After completion of the waiver, it must be turned into the school for their records.
An example of Wisconsin’s Student Immunization Record is provided below. The highlighted box is the waiver portion of the document, where there are exemption options.