26k Unvaccinated Kids In Ny Have To Get Shots Before They Can Go To School

09.03.19 | Jeremy Miller

The state ended religious exemptions after nearly 900 people got sick in a measles outbreak in New York.

Gov. Cuomo signed legislation in June repealing religious exemptions, and this month state officials tightened the rules for medical exemptions.

Two attorneys representing 55 families who had religious exemptions filed suit in state Supreme Court--challenging the law's constitutionality, but the judge sided with the state.

The families are appealing that decision, but in the meantime, unvaccinated kids have 14 days after school starts to get their first dose of required vaccines and 30 days to schedule followup appointments.