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Federal Judge Won't Let Children Without Vaccinations Back in School

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A federal judge, citing an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, N.Y., last week 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 has contracted measles amid the county's outbreak, which started last fall.

Pediatric organizations expressed support for state legislation that would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental consent.

Vol. 38, Issue 26, Page 4

Published in Print: March 20, 2019, as Federal Judge Won't Let Children Without Vaccinations Back in School
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