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.
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