Under federal law, employers and universities cannot legally mandate COVID vaccines because they are unlicensed Emergency Use Authorization products that are, by definition, experimental.

In Texas, you must obtain an official affidavit form from the department which will need to be notarized.

  • Obtaining an Affidavit Online
  • Obtaining an Affidavit by Mail
    • A written request for an affidavit may be sent to:
      • Texas Department of State Health Services
      • Immunization Branch, Mail Code 1946
      • P.O. Box 149347
      • Austin, Texas 78714-9347
  • Obtaining an Affidavit by Fax
    • Fax written requests for affidavits to: (512) 776-7544
  • Obtaining an Affidavit in Person
    • NOTE: No requests will be filled at the time of hand-delivery.
    • All affidavit forms will be mailed to you via U.S. Postal Service.
    • Requests for an affidavit may be made in person at:
      • Texas Department of State Health Services
      • 1100 West 49th Street
      • Austin, Texas 78756

The official form must state that the child’s parent, legal guardian, or the student declines vaccinations for reasons of conscience, including the person’s religious beliefs, and must be completed, signed, and submitted within 90 days from the date it is notarized. The affidavit will be valid for a two-year period from the date of notarization.

If you are being required to vaccinate for employment, you can use the Employment Exemption form found on the Now Exempt page.

Church of a Higher Power’s General Exemption Statement:

It is my strong religious belief that I shall not, without consent, add nor subtract anything to or from my body. Forcing this would directly violate the Free Excercise Clause and would strip me of my fundamental right to Religious Liberty.