Saturday, January 31, 2009

Videos Show Questioning Process In Immunization Waiver Application

In New York state, a child can obtain a waiver of immunizations normally required before entering school if the child's parents hold "genuine and sincere religious beliefs" that oppose immunization. Public Health Law, Sec. 2164(9). Three videos posted on Age of Autism yesterday show the meeting during which a school attorney questions a parent about her religious beliefs on the issue. The mother's posting accompanying the videos is extremely critical of the process.