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Is there a way to get a COVID-19 Vaccine exempt card?

Is there a way to get a COVID-19 Vaccine exempt card?

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r2002

I would imagine that the only way to get a valid exemption card would be through your doctor. Has your fiancé's doctor advised her that she shouldn't get the vaccine because due to her unique condition the vaccine is actually more dangerous than catching Covid?


TheGreatGaudet

Essentially, yes. The doctor flat-out told us that getting the vaccine is not a good option for her. However, they weren't aware of any exemption cards at the time of her last visit.


r2002

At the very least you should get the doctor to write her a note on official stationary. It won't work everywhere, but maybe at places where you're a regular they would consider this.


faceerase

I know plenty of immune compromised people that have gotten the vaccine, and several that have gotten the third dose. Has she actually talked to her doctor? Generally, the main medical reason to not get the vaccine is only if you [are allergic to the specific ingredients in these vaccines](https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/specific-groups/allergies.html). And honestly, if she has a suppressed immune system, why the hell would she be leave the house in the middle of Delta? It’s already crazy insanely easy to catch, it’s even way easier for someone with a suppressed immune system.


TheGreatGaudet

I **extremely** doubt anyone on immune-suppressants have taken the vaccine. Her doctor said that in order to take the vaccine she would have to be off her medication for a minimum of 18 days, then the entire time between shots. That is not an option for us, as 3+ weeks of debilitating pain and being immobile is not an option.


mdynicole

My dad is on immune suppressant and he had two Pfizer shots. He didn’t have to stop taking his medicine. He has since had covid and the doctor said the vaccine saved his life as he is the highest risk group.


catjuggler

Aren’t people on immunosuppressants a higher priority for vaccination and boosters? Did her doctor advise her not to get vaccinated? If so, the doc can write a note on practice letterhead. Hard to say how accepted it will be though. My friend works at a midwife practice and they’ve had patients ask for notes and they absolutely will not write them because pregnant women need to be vaccinated. The same might happen with your fiancee’s doctor if it was never the doctor’s recommendation to skip the vaccine.


TheGreatGaudet

negative, she was told that in order to take the vaccine she would have to stop her medication which is frankly not an option.