Schools and parents deal with new N.Y. religious exemption ban

September 24, 2019 | The Journal News

New York’s ban on religious exemptions to vaccination for students has been getting tested as schools start denying kids who lack immunizations.

Dozens of unvaccinated students were being excluded from school following a key deadline, which required they receive the first dose of vaccines within the first 14 days of classes, educators said.

Some of the exclusions involved parents who remained undecided on immunizing their children, despite having their religious objections banned by the state law approved in June.

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