A government judge in New York denied a demand on Tuesday to enable unvaccinated kids to come back to school.
U.S. District Court Judge Vincent Briccetti decided that 44 students were not permitted to come back to class at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Rockland County, New York, refering to a “unprecedented measles outbreak,” as indicated by the Rockland/Westchester Journal News.
Briccetti ruled against a legal advisor representing the students’ folks, who have filed a lawsuit challenging the Rockland Health Department and its commissioner for not enabling the unvaccinated kids to go to school.
The claim contended that the health department’s choice to bar the students from campus violates the families’ privilege not to immunize their kids for religious reasons.
“The plaintiffs have not demonstrated that public interest weighs in favor of granting an injunction,” Briccetti said in court Tuesday, as indicated by the paper.
Guardians of the unvaccinated youngsters state none of them have contracted measles.
The county has been dealing with a measles flare-up since the previous fall.
The news outlet noticed that there have been 145 instances of measles revealed in the area since October, with three increasingly suspected cases at present being explored.
The Rockland Health Department issued an order in December that specific schools in specific zip codes with inoculation rates under 95 percent must preclude unvaccinated youngsters from going to school.