July 2014

Excluding Unvaccinated Children from School During Outbreaks: Standard Policy, But is it Legal?

A New York federal court recently dismissed a case brought by parents whose unvaccinated children were excluded from school during local outbreaks. The parents, whose children were exempt from vaccines on religious grounds, claimed that the exclusion policy violated their Constitutional and state law rights.[1] The court’s written opinion suggests possible problems with both the
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