As the people of the world face unprecedented challenges to medical freedom, Children’s Health Defense – Illinois is committed to protecting the medical choices and health of Illinois citizens. This resource list can help Illinois residents resist mask and vaccine mandates, refuse experimental products, and access essential information from other credible, like-minded groups.
IMPORTANT!! Despite the FDA approval of the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine, the only COVID-19 vaccines currently available on the market are those offered through EUA (Emergency Use Authorization.) Read more
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Does the Health Care Right of Conscience Act (HCRCA) still protect your right to refuse COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing in Illinois? YES!
HCRCA is a current law that protects Illinoisans who wish to object to health care services that conflict with their conscience.
In October 2021, Governor JB Pritzker attempted to undermine the right for Illinois citizens to object to COVID-19 mandates by passing SB 1169, an amendment to HCRCA. The amendment states that medical procedures which intend to prevent contraction or transmission of COVID-19 are not protected under HCRCA. SB 1169 also states: This Section is a declaration of existing law and shall not be construed as a new enactment.
For one, the inclusion of language specific to COVID-19 in the amendment is contrary to the true meaning of HCRCA, which specifically covers any medical procedures. Also, SB 1169 is an unconstitutional attempt of the legislature to take on the role of the judiciary by interpreting what the intent of HCRCA is. SB 1169 was meant to confuse the people of Illinois and coerce them into complying with mandates against their will. Only the courts have the power to interpret statutes, and Illinois courts have given every indication that they believe the intent of the HCRCA was to protect all people in Illinois from receiving health care in violation of their conscience.
The Health Care Right of Conscience Act still protects your right to refuse COVID-19 related health care based on your conscience. For more information, please see HCRCA
Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption to Required Immunizations
Illinois law requires a parent or legal guardian objecting to immunizations on religious grounds to submit an exemption form prior to the child entering kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade. Open Form More Information
Religious Exemption Template for College Students
Customize this template to reflect your sincerely held beliefs and then submit to your school to request an exemption from a mandated vaccine or other health protocol. Open Template
Religious Exemption Template for Employees
Customize this template to reflect your sincerely held beliefs and then submit to your employer to request an exemption from a mandated vaccine or other health protocol. Open Template
Guide to Writing Religious Exemption Requests
Some U.S. colleges/universities and employers are requiring COVID-19 vaccination for enrollment/employment. While medical exemptions must be supported by a letter from a medical professional, religious exemptions do not require the support or endorsement of an official clergy or recognized religious leader. Open Guide
Get information on how to claim a religious exemption from a vaccine, test, or mask mandate from Peggy Hall at The Healthy American. Visit Site
Request for Information
As a student/staff/faculty at an institution, use this form to request detailed information from your institution regarding their COVID-19 vaccine policies. Open Form
Objection to School COVID-19 Policies
Sample Letter to Princeton University
This letter was written to Princeton University, but serves as a good example of how to educate your college or university about Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) and the legal limitations surrounding them, including the prohibition against mandating drugs or vaccines distributed under an EUA. Open Letter
Supporting Information and Resources
Tell schools/universities no vaccine mandates for children/young adults! Feel free to use our materials and literature on COVID-19 and children. More Resources
Strategy for Employees
Step-by-step approach to ensure the legal requirements for Informed Consent are honored. Open Document
Objection to Employer COVID-19 Policies
Use this letter to object to the coercive policies at your job, including requirements for vaccination, testing, and masking. This letter also formally serves notice to your employer that side effects from these interventions are real and they could be liable for damages. Open Letter
Request for Information/Informed Consent
As an employee, use this form to request detailed information from your employer regarding their COVID-19 vaccine policies. Open Form
Right to Refuse
Learn more about your right to refuse the experimental COVID-19 vaccines in this set of documents from PERK. Visit Site
School Superintendent Meeting
Prepare to discuss vaccination clinics, health passes, and the EUA status of the vaccine with your Superintendent. Start with this outline template. Open Template
Your Local Government & Vaccine Passports
Prepare for local meetings regarding vaccine verification systems with this meeting outline template. Open Template
Mandates Tool Kit A wealth of information and resources from Children’s Health Defense – National to assist you in opposing vaccine mandates.
Miscellaneous Legal Resources from the Children’s Health Defense – National.
Liberty Counsel Christian ministry providing religious exemption information and legal support against vaccine mandates. Click on the Legal Help tab.
The Healthy American Educational service providing education, outreach, and consulting in support of truth and freedom against medical tyranny.
American Frontline Doctors Non-for-profit organization defending quality healthcare and providing legal resources against mandates.
Local attorneys representing Illinois vaccine mandate plaintiffs.
Mask exemption request. Open Letter