Alabama Mandate Exemption Senate Bill 9

Alabama Senate Bill 9 (Passed then signed by the governor 11/5/21)(e) The exemption form must be completed and signed 16 by the employee and if applicable, signed by a health care provider. The form shall read as follows:”Any individual in the State of Alabama who is subject to a requirement that he or she receive one or more COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment may claim an exemption for medical reasons, because the vaccination conflicts with sincerely held religious beliefs, or both. You may request either a medical or a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination by completing this form and submitting the form to your employer.  In the event your employer denies this request, you have a right to file an appeal with the Department of Labor within 7 days. Your employer will provide you with information on how to file an appeal. I am requesting exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for one of the following reasons: (check all that apply) 

___ My health care provider has recommended to me that I refuse the COVID-19 vaccination based on my current health conditions and medications. (NOTE: You must include a licensed health care provider’s signature on this form to claim this exemption.) 

___ I have previously suffered a severe allergic 14 reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) related to vaccinations in the past. 

___ I have previously suffered a severe allergic reaction related to receiving polyethylene glycol or products containing polyethylene glycol. 

___ I have previously suffered a severe allergic reaction related to receiving polysorbate or products containing polysorbate. 

___ I have received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma as part of a COVID-19 treatment in the 24 past 90 days.

___ I have a bleeding disorder or am taking a blood thinner. 

___ I am severely immunocompromised such that receiving the COVID-19 vaccination creates a risk to my health. 

___ I have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 12 months.

___ Receiving the COVID-19 vaccination conflicts with my sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, or observances. 

I hereby swear or affirm that the information in this request is true and accurate. I understand that providing false or misleading information is grounds for discipline, up to and including termination from employment.

___________________ Employee’s Printed Name ___________________ Employee’s Signature ___________________

Date________________ (Note: The following must be completed ONLY if claiming the first medical exemption listed above.) 

Certification by a licensed health care provider as to the accuracy of information provided above:___________________ Name of Health Care Provider ___________________ Signature of Health Care Provider 
___________________ Date

(f) The submission of the completed form creates a 7 presumption that the employee is entitled to the exemption.