ABWE Vaccination Policy FAQs

1. To whom do ABWE’s vaccination guidelines apply?

2. Who decides which vaccines are included in the recommended vaccine list?

3. Why is there an “additional” suggested vaccine list?

4. How are country-specific vaccinations decided?

5. How could a missionary’s choice about vaccinations affect their field placement?

6. What advice does ABWE offer about vaccinations?

7. What is the difference between a medical exemption and a philosophical waiver?

8. When can missionaries get a waiver?

9. What is the purpose of the waiver?

10. Why is the sending church required to sign the waiver?