Vaccine Confusion Blocks N.Y. Girl From School

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A New York City kindergartner has been blocked from school over her mom's refusal to give her the chicken pox vaccine.

FrankieElizabeth Staiti, 5, is due for the vaccine, which is mandatory in New York City schools. But her mom, Elizabeth, worries the vaccine could put her 14-week-old baby at risk.

"The doctor is telling me it could be harmful to the baby," Elizabeth Wagner told ABC News affiliate WABC. "Even if it's a small chance, I don't want to take the chance and give me any other parent that would take a chance with their newborn. I'm not willing to take that chance."

Wagner said her pediatrician, whose name has not been made public, won't vaccinate kids with infant siblings.

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