Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Suit Challenges Vaccination Order

The Rockland Westchester Journal News reports that a federal court lawsuit has been filed by parents of 44 students who attend Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, New York challenging the Rockland County Health Commissioner's order excluding unvaccinated children from schools. According to the paper:
The lawsuit states that Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert's order, imposed during the county's continuing measles outbreak, violates the families' religious objections to vaccinations and is unnecessary because the cases have been largely confined to insular Hasidic Jewish communities.
UPDATE: On March 12, a federal judge denied a temporary injunction that would have allowed the 44 students to return to classes. (Rockland Westchester Journal News).