Immunization Requirements

LD 798 Became Public Law in 2019.


Public Law, Ch. 154, introduced as LD 798, An Act to Protect Maine Children and Students from Preventable Disease by Repealing Certain Exemptions from the Laws Governing Immunization Requirements, was signed by Governor Janet Mills on May 24, 2019.


For specific information on vaccination requirements for homeschoolers, please refer to number 15 in this document from the Maine Department of Education: Immunization Requirements for School Children Frequently Asked Questions. (Please note that other sections of this document may include inaccurate interpretations. For legal guidance, please join HSLDA.) 


The new law took effect on September 1, 2021.


How does this law affect homeschooling in Maine? HSLDA Attorney Scott Woodruff has recorded an informative video, "Maine Immunization Laws: Changes and How They Impact Homeschooling in Maine." Scott answers the most frequently asked questions about this new law and its impact on your ability to participate in public and private school programs, state funded programs, and Early College for ME.


Additional Information from the Maine Department of Education.