NYC Health Officials Strike Criminal Penalties From Measles Vaccination Order

In a lawsuit, the families claim the city overstepped its authority by making vaccines mandatory in neighborhoods exposed to the ongoing outbreak. A group of parents showed up to court Thursday to fight the sanctions.

Biro is the mother of a 16-year-old child with autism, who is not vaccinated. They live in one of the Brooklyn zip codes included in the order, which originally imposed criminal sanctions on parents who did’t comply.

“That scared the living daylights out of me. I’m a single parent, if they detain me, who’s going to take care of my child,” she said.

However, inside the courtroom Thursday, city health officials announced they amended the order late Wednesday, removing any criminal implications.

READ FULL REPORT AT CBS LOCAL NEW YORK HERE:
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/04/18/nyc-measles-vaccination-order-lawsuit/

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to toolbar