Vaccinations

FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. New York's revocation of a longtime religious exemption for vaccinations has parents scrambling to either get kids shots, or get them out of the classroom as the school year begins. Lawmakers did away with the religious exemption in June amid the nation’s worst measles outbreak since 1992. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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September 01, 2019 - 2:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — When New York lawmakers revoked a religious exemption for mandatory school vaccinations, the change sent thousands of the state's parents scrambling to get their kids shots — or get them out of the classroom entirely. Lawmakers did away with the exemption in June amid the...
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Associated Press
August 26, 2019 - 2:26 pm
A judge has upheld a New York state law repealing religious exemptions from vaccinations required for children in schools or day care programs.
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Sophia Hall
August 22, 2019 - 7:05 am
The head of the American Federation of Teachers speaks up after some parents sue New York State that calls for the mandatory vaccinations of children in school.
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August 14, 2019 - 2:15 pm
New York students who haven't been vaccinated against measles and other diseases are waiting to hear if they can go back to school.
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June 17, 2019 - 5:37 pm
A Connecticut couple is seeking to stop the state Department of Public Health from publicly releasing additional information about immunization rates at private and public schools.
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May 28, 2019 - 2:55 pm
As the number of measles cases continues to grow in New York state, there’s a renewed push to pass a bill to force more children to be vaccinated.
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May 18, 2019 - 3:04 pm
A Long Island father says that despite a religious exemption, his unvaccinated daughters have been banned from school.
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Sean Gallup / Staff
May 03, 2019 - 4:15 pm
This comes after new data released Friday showed some Connecticut school districts with double digit percentages of students who skipped out on vaccines because of their religion or medical reasons.
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Sophia Hall
April 17, 2019 - 12:36 pm
Religious holidays are around the corner, children are off from school and many are traveling.
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April 01, 2019 - 1:32 pm
In wake of the Rockland County measles emergency, lawmakers are suggesting all vaccines be mandatory for minors.
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