A federal judge in New York denied a request on Tuesday to allow unvaccinated children to return to school.
United States. District Court Judge Vincent Bricheti ruled that 44 students were not allowed to return to Grade School in Rockland County, New York, citing an "unprecedented outbreak of measles," according to Rockland / Westchester. against a lawyer representing the parents of the students who filed a lawsuit against Rockeland's health department and his commissioner for not allowing unvaccinated children to attend school.
The case claims that the health department's decision to ban university students from violating the law entitles families not to vaccinate their children for religious reasons.
"The plaintiffs have not shown that the public interest is in favor of a judicial injunction," Brichetti said in court.
Parents of unvaccinated children say none of them has received measles.
The county has been involved with a measles outbreak since last fall.
The news reports that 1
Rockwell's Department of Health issued an order in December that some schools in specific postal codes with a vaccination rate of less than 95% should be banned from unvaccinated children going to school.