Judge won't let unvaccinated children back in school
CHESTNUT RIDGE, NY - A federal judge, citing an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, New York, has denied a request to let 44 unvaccinated children return to school.
Parents of students in the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge have sued the county health department. They say none of the school's excluded children have contracted measles amid the county's outbreak, which started last fall.
According to the Journal News, their lawyer, Michael Sussman, criticized the judge's decision Tuesday to deny a temporary injunction that would have allowed the children back in classes.
On the same day, pediatric organizations expressed support for state legislation that would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental consent.
The legislation's Democratic sponsors say too many parents believe unsupported online claims that vaccines are unsafe.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Baton Rouge mail carrier's master key stolen in midday mugging
Amid near-record heat, Entergy shuts down power for almost 1,200 residents for...
Neighbor tiring of mess after abandoned building goes unaddressed for a decade
Woman injured in violent altercation inside vehicle at I-10/Acadian Friday morning
'It wasn't her time to go': Woman rescued from Mississippi River bridge...